99-Year-Old WWII Veteran Completes 100th Lap of his Garden and Raises Over $15 Million | 22 Words

WWII veteran Captain Tom Moore has just finished the 100th lap of his garden and his actions have raised an awful lot of money.

This ninety-nine-year-old is doing a great deal to help, and how he has now raised over $15 million...

The clip of his final lap is truly monumental.

In our hour of need...

We rely on the incredible work of the emergency services and healthcare professionals.

And when it comes to medical pandemics?

It's these people who are on the front line trying to protect us.

And more often than not...

They don't even have sufficient protective gear, or at least, not enough of it to go around - i.e. proper masks.

We can get so wrapped up in ourselves, that we forget how much we rely on these people...

And of course, the fact that they are exposed to sick people day in day out - working hours that many of us couldn't even begin to imagine.

They themselves put their own health at stake.

Not to mention the long hours and mental health repercussions that come along with this.

And of course, this is no different when it comes to the current outbreak.

As the situation gets more serious, we are leaning on the vital work of healthcare professionals more and more.

In fact, things have gotten so bad that retired healthcare professionals are being asked to return.

Yep, really. Over the pond in the U.K, tens of thousands of retired medics are being asked to return to the UK's National Health Service in order to "boost frontline services," as per the BBC.

Healthcare services are strained as it is...

And we have to remember that they are people too.

But of course, there is still so much good in the world.

For example, some kindhearted people have been donating protective masks to healthcare workers.

People have also been coming up with other ways to show their gratitude.

Small gestures like this go a long way.

Celebrities, athletes, and civilians have all been lending a helping hand.

Whether it's donating money and supplies, or just spreading a positive message on social media, everyone is coming together to do their bit.

And one army veteran has embarked on one more mission to serve his country.

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Mr. Moore from Yorkshire was posted to India during WWII, and he later fought on the Arakan.

Despite already risking his life to serve his country, Moore still has plenty more to give.

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Even if it takes him a little bit longer to do it now.

The ninety-nine-year-old hasn't lost his spirit.

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After attending Grammar School, Moore later completed an apprenticeship as a Civil Engineer... Which is no mean feat.

His life took a whole new path when the second world war broke out.

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He went on to being enlisted in the British army at the beginning of the war, and in 1940 was selected for officer training.

More recently, Captain Tom Moore has been using his time to support Britain's key workers.

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Moore - with help from the more tech-savvy members of his family - set up a fundraiser for all the doctors and nurses risking their lives during this crisis earlier this month.

It just goes to show, every little helps.

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His goal was to walk one-hundred laps of his garden before he turns one-hundred at the end of this month.

Originally, his plan was to raise £500,000 ($623,700)...

But his target was soon surpassed.

The entire nation was eager to donate to the veteran...

And BBC reporter, Dan Walker, revealed the site had crashed due to such high demand.

He has nothing but good words to say about the UK's National Health Service.

He said: "When you think about who it's for, those brave and super doctors and nurses we've got, I think they deserve every penny." "I hope we get some more for them too."

The donations have been building by the day...

And at the time of writing this article, Captain Tom's Just Giving page now stands at an incredible $12,472,314.90 ($15,558,213). FYI, that's the equivalent of $15 million... just let that sink in.

Moore has now completed his challenge...

And it's easy to say that he has done more for his country than any politician or famous person has.

Watch Moore finish his final lap here...

And make sure to keep scrolling to learn about the man who sanitized a package for a girl who had an autoimmune disorder...