Donations top £12 million for 99-year-old Captain Tom Moore as army veteran completes final laps

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Donations for the army veteran walking around his garden 100 times has topped £12 million as he completes his final laps. 

99-year-old Captain Tom Moore, who fought in World War II, had been hoping to raise some extra money for the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic by completing 100 circuits of his outdoor yard before May.

But his Twitter page confirmed the Captain entered the final laps way ahead of schedule - generating a huge amount of money in the process.

He crossed the finish line live on BBC Breakfast at around 8:30am.

Mr. Moore had initially been hoping to complete the challenge by the time he turned 100 years old at the end of April.

Talking to the BBC, the Captain had some words of reassurance for the public, saying: "The sun will shine on you again."

Donations have come in from more than 600,000 supporters, smashing the original target by 2439 per cent.

Head over to Mr. Moore's JustGiving page to contribute to a marvellous cause.

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