This morning soldiers from 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment formed a Guard of Honour for veteran Capt Tom Moore as he completed his fundraising walk. More than £14 million has been donated to NHS charities thanks to Tom’s efforts. The soldiers from 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment – a modern-day unit with links to Tom’s former regiment – gathered at his home to congratulate him at a safe distance.
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Tom’s family invited the troops to join him for his final lap in recognition of his pride in his military service. Nine soldiers from 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, which was formed from Tom’s former regiment, surprised Tom with a Guard of Honour as he set off to complete the final stretch of his fundraising walk. Tom served as a captain with 8th Battalion The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment during the Second World War.
Captain Tom Moore originally wanted to raise £1,000 for NHS Charities Together by completing laps of his garden before his 100th birthday.
But he smashed his target after more than 650,000 people made donations to his fundraising page. With the aid of a walking frame, he completed 100 laps of the 25-metre (82ft) loop in his garden in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, in 10-lap chunks well before his birthday on 30 April.
As he finished the challenge, he said: “I feel fine, I hope you’re all feeling fine too.”
We hope you enjoy the Images including of the 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, forming a Guard of Honour for veteran Capt Tom Moore as he completes his fundraising walk today (16/04/2020).
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