Bedford School volunteers to help sort thousands of birthday cards for Captain Tom Moore

The veteran has touched the hearts of the nation

Bedford School has been helping to sort through thousands of birthday cards for Captain Tom Moore, whose fundraising efforts have now topped £28million for the NHS.

The school's Great Hall has become a makeshift sorting office after Bedford School offered to help with the vast number of birthday cards for the Second World War veteran

Captain Tom Moore, from Marston Moretaine, captured the nation's hearts when he decided to raise money for NHS Charities Together by walking 100 laps of his garden before he turned 100.

Captain Tom Moore has raised over 28million for the NHS

His story has meant that thousands of people wanted to send him a card for his 100th birthday, which he will celebrate on April 30.

Birthday cards have been sent to the local post office in Marston Moretaine.

Captain Tom’s grandson, Benjie, is a Year 11 pupil at Bedford School, and Hugh Maltby, Director of Bedford School Association offered for the school to help with the vast number of cards - 65,000 so far.

James Hodgson, Bedford School Head Master, said: "We are so very proud to see how far Benjie has come with this - the story of his Grandfather, Captain Tom Moore, has captured the nation and is a real affirmation of people's kindness.

"We are honoured to offer our Great Hall at Bedford School with our team of volunteers to act as both a makeshift sorting office and a place to display the incredible number of 100th birthday cards."

To make a donation to Captain Tom Moore's fundraising page, visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tomswalkforthenhs.

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