Captain Tom Moore has now raised £30m for NHS Charities Together.
When Captain Tom Moore first set out to walk 100 laps around his garden before his 100th birthday on 30th April, never did he expect to achieve quite anything close to the figure he has hit today.
As well as hitting the £30 million mark, he has also been made an honorary colonel by Queen Elizabeth II.
Since the start of this remarkable journey, his achievements have earned him international recognition and media coverage, with people paying tribute to the now Colonel from all four corners of the planet.
100 years young today 🙌— Captain Tom Moore (@captaintommoore) April 30, 2020
Looking forward to a day of celebration with the family.
Today will be a good day!
In his own words, Colonel Tom Moore has been raising funds for NHS Charities together because "our fantastic NHS workers are national heroes".
NHS Charities Together, which is set to receive the eight-figure sum when the fundraiser ends, has stated how "truly inspired and humbled" by the Colonel's efforts.
Tom was born and brought up in Keighley, Yorkshire. He went to Keighley Grammar School and later completed an apprenticeship as a Civil Engineer. Tom went onto being enlisted in 8 DWR (145 RAC) at the beginning of the war, and in 1940 was selected for Officer training. He was later posted to 9DWR in India, and served and fought on the Arakan, went to Regiment to Sumatra after the Japanese surrender and returned to be Instructor at Armoured Fighting Vehicle School in Bovington.
The centurion also received a very special flypast this morning by the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight with a Spitfire and Hurricane from RAF Conningsby to mark his 100th year, his new Colonel title and his remarkable achievements.
🎖⁰The Captain becomes a Colonel 🎖⁰— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) April 30, 2020
The Queen recognises @captaintommoore's remarkable fundraising achievement with an honour. Join #CaptainTomMoore and his family on #BBCBreakfast to celebrate from 0800 on @BBCOne 🎂🎁 pic.twitter.com/zr5dhRsaJh
Colonel Tom Moore's JustGiving page is still open for public donations and if you wish to contribute to his heroic efforts, you can do so here.