99-Year-Old WWII Veteran Raises Over $1.5 Million for Frontline Workers During Pandemic | 22 Words

People all over the world are doing their bit to help key workers during these confusing times, but one army veteran has vowed to embark on one more act of service for his country, all before his one-hundredth birthday!

He never thought his actions would have such an impact. Keep scrolling to find out what this ninety-nine year old is doing to help...

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, UK, was posted to India during WW2, and 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 - has set up a fundraiser for all the doctors and nurses risking their lives during this crisis.

It just goes to show, every little helps.

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His goal is 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 pounds.

But his target was soon surpassed, with the total now exceeding the equivalent of 1.6 million dollars!

Captain Moore was beyond words when he found out.

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." You can donate to Tom's page here. Keep scrolling to witness the unbelievable actions of another key worker protecting a child with a compromised immune system. This effort is outstanding.