Captain Tom Moore has been awarded a knighthood for his NHS fundraising

Captain Tom Moore

Captain Tom Moore is to be knighted for his fundraising efforts after a special nomination from prime minister Boris Johnson.

The war veteran has raised over £32m for NHS charities since starting a 100 lap charity walk of his garden before his 100th birthday in April, which he completed with a guard of honour.

After recently receiving a title of honorary colonel, his official title will be Captain Sir Thomas Moore under Ministry of Defence protocol, when he is finally knighted.

A young Tom Moore

In a statement, prime minister Boris Johnson said captain Tom’s “fantastic fundraising broke records and inspired the whole country.

“On behalf of everyone who has been moved by his incredible story, I want to say a huge thank you. He’s a true national treasure.”

The knighthood has been approved by the Queen and will be formally announced on Wednesday.

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