A 99-year-old British war veteran has raised more than £2,000,000 ($2,514,300) for the country's National Health Service (NHS) by challenging himself to complete 100 laps of his garden, aided by a walking frame.
Tom Moore, who will turn 100 on April 30, began this challenge last Thursday to raise money for NHS Charities Together, which raises funds for UK hospitals, including for staff, volunteers and patients impacted by the coronavirus crisis, reports CNN.
His grandchild 16-year-old Benji, set up a Twitter account for his grandfather to raise fund for this cause. SInce then, it has amassed more than 20,000 followers.
Moore's daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore said his initiavtive was "floored" by the donations, adding he "is just so impressed and grateful to the British public for their generosity."
Because, he originally targeted of raising $1,257 by his 100th birthday and walks 10 laps each day in his garden, in Yorkshire, north England.
But within just 24 hours he exceeded that target and has since smashed $2,514,300 mark, with donations continuing to flood in.
Moore was trained as a civil engineer before enlisting in the British Army during World War II, where he served in India, Indonesia and Britain. He later became a managing director of a concrete manufacturer.