We are all being rightly advised to stay home, stay safe and protect our NHS, and that is exactly what local 99-year-old Tom Moore is doing.
Having been inspired by the amazing treatment he received and continues to receive after falling and breaking his hip in 2018, and also recovering from skin cancer of the head, he decided to try and raise some money before his 100th birthday (which is less than 4 weeks away) for our incredible national frontline and support health workers.
Tom was born in April 1920 and was raised in Keighley, Yorkshire, but after many years in Kent, in 2007 he moved to Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire with his daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren and became the oldest but wisest advisory for their business, Maytrix Group.
Tom attended the Keighley Grammar School as a child, and later went on to complete an apprenticeship as a Civil Engineer. He was then enlisted in 8 DWR (145 RAC) at the beginning of the war, and in 1940 was selected for Officer Training. After completion,
Captain Tom Moore went on to be posted in the 9 DWR in India and served and fought on the Arakan and Burma. After all overseas duties were said and done, Tom returned to the United Kingdom to become an Instructor at The Armoured Fighting Vehicle School in Bovington.
Tom’s tale is one full of twists, turns and monumental moments in our British history so it is completely understandable why he doesn’t want to just sit still and do nothing about our current epidemic. So consequently, before Tom’s 100th birthday he has pledged to walk 100 lengths of his 50-metre-long garden and donate 100% of funds raised to NHS Charities Together.
The NHS Charities Together is a collective experience representing, supporting and championing the work of the NHS’ official charities. NHS Charities give £1million a day to the NHS, providing vital funds to help the NHS do more and be better equipped.
To get behind Tom and his birthday walk for the NHS please visit the below link:
To get behind this great cause, you can also send us a video of yourself saying ‘please donate’ to firstname.lastname@example.org.