British veteran ‘Captain Tom’ knighted by the Queen | AFP

100-year-old war veteran Captain Sir Tom Moore, who raised more than £32m for the British health system through a fundraising campaign during the coronavirus lockdown, receives knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II during a ceremony at Windsor Castle.

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Captain Tom Moore receives thousands of cards ahead of his 100th birthday | AFP

NHS fundraiser Captain Tom Moore receives over 125,000 cards ahead of his 100th birthday. Moore initially set out to raise just £1,000 for Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) by walking 100 laps of his 25-metre (82-foot) garden, with the help of his walking frame. But his journey resonated with a public inundated with grim pandemic coverage and he became a global phenomenon praised by British Olympic great Mo Farrah and Prince William. Guinness World Records announced Moore had broken the record for raising the most money in an individual charity walk — more than £27 million ($33 million, 31 million euros). IMAGES

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