Captain Tom Moore, HMRA (retired), cooked up the idea of a 100-lap charity fundraiser to celebrate his impending 100th birthday. 100 laps around his garden, with a walker (he IS 99). His goal was £1000 for the NHS.
Word got out. Right now he’s raised £13 million.
In a just world, Captain Tom’s birthday celebration would be treated with a drop-in visit from the Queen.
Captain Colonel Tom didn’t get a royal visit, just a birthday card. And a call from PM Boris. And a promotion. And TWO flyovers. And raised £31 million along the way.
Colonel Tom said after watching the event: ‘I am one of the few people here who has seen a hurricane fly past in anger, but today, they’re flying past in peace.’