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One year after raising 33 million, Tom Moore dies at 100

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Captain Tom Moore, who won Britain’s heart by raising more than £ 30 million for the National Health Service (NHS) last year, died at the age of 100.

The news was advanced by Captain Tom Moore’s daughters, Hannah and Lucy. “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear father, Captain Sir Tom Moore,” they wrote in a statement quoted by the British newspaper The Independent.

“We’re very grateful to have been with him in the last hours of your life: Hannah, Benjie and Georgia by the bed and Lucy on FaceTime. We spent hours talking to him, remembering our childhood and our wonderful mother. We shared laughter and tears together ”, continues the statement.

“The last year of our father’s life was nothing short of remarkable. He was rejuvenated and experienced things he always dreamed of.”

Tom Moore became a reference of hope in the early weeks of the covid-19 pandemic, in April 2020, when he traveled 100 laps around his garden in England on his 100th birthday, and as a tribute to the National Service British Health Service.

Instead of the objective of guaranteeing a contribution of 1,000 pounds (1,128 euros), it collected around £ 33 million (EUR 37 million).

Moore, who was promoted to captain while in India and Myanmar during the war, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in July for his fundraising efforts for the British National Health Service.

However, Moore saw his name given to a high speed train, the British postal service created a special stamp in his honor and was named an honorary member of the English cricket team.

On January 31, the centenary was admitted to Bedford hospital, a week after tested positive for covid-19.

The veteran was a civil engineer before he joined the British Army during World War II. He was in India, Myanmar and Indonesia, having reached the rank of Captain.

Maria Campos Maria Campos, ZAP //

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