Captain Tom Moore’s NHS fundraiser passes £17.5m

Captain Tom Moore's NHS fundraiser topped an incredible £17.5m on Friday (April 17) morning... and the numbers are still continuing to climb. 

The 99-year-old had been hoping to raise a grand by completing 100 laps of his garden; giving all funds to the health service as a thank you for the great care he received after breaking his hip.

But within days, the army veteran's mission had gone viral - and over 800,000 donations poured in as Mr. Moore finished his challenge two weeks early.

His marvellous achievement has earned international recognition, with people paying tribute to the Captain from all four corners of the planet.

Among the many famous faces to send Tom a message were the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - which was shared on the Captain's Twitter account.

Footballer Harry Kane, F1 driver Lewis Hamilton, sports pundit Gary Lineker, presenters Ant & Dec, and director general of the World Health Organisation Tedros Adhanom also sent out tweets of support.

NHS Charities Together are set to receive a eight-figure sum when the fundraiser ends - with the organisation claiming they were "truly inspired and humbled" by the Captain.

Mr. Moore's JustGiving page - which has crashed on a number of occasions due to the sheer volume of people trying to donate - is still open.

You can contribute to his heroic efforts here.

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