Petition calls for Bedford's Captain Tom Moore to be knighted as fundraising passes £13million

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The 99-year-old has now raised over £13million for the NHS

An online petition has been set up to get Captain Tom Moore, who has raised over £13million for the NHS, knighted.

Captain Tom Moore, from Marston Moretaine, who captured the nation's hearts, completed his walk this morning live on BBC Breakfast and he has raised just over £13.7million for the NHS.

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The 99-year-old wanted to walk 100 lengths of his garden before he turns 100 at the end of the month.

Soldiers from 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment formed a Guard of Honour for Captain Tom Moore as he completed his fundraising walkSoldiers from 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment formed a Guard of Honour for Captain Tom Moore as he completed his fundraising walk
Soldiers from 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment formed a Guard of Honour for Captain Tom Moore as he completed his fundraising walk | other

Tom has touched the hearts of the nation and his efforts have been a shining light for many during the coronavirus pandemic.

An online petition has been set up to get Captain Tom Moore knighted.

The petition, on Change.org, says: "This amazing motivational hero deserves to be awarded a knighthood. World War Two veteran Tom Moore who is walking 100 lengths of his back garden before his 100th birthday has already raised nearly £13 million for the NHS in just one week and the amount is still growing.

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"Tom Moore, stated the NHS have been ‘marvellous’ in helping him recover from both a hip replacement and skin cancer on his head over the last couple of years.

Soldiers from 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment formed a Guard of Honour for Captain Tom Moore as he completed his fundraising walkSoldiers from 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment formed a Guard of Honour for Captain Tom Moore as he completed his fundraising walk
Soldiers from 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment formed a Guard of Honour for Captain Tom Moore as he completed his fundraising walk | other

"As a way of saying thank you, the former civil engineer has been doing daily laps of his 25-metre long garden, with the aim of walking 100 lengths by his 100th birthday on April 30.

"As a NHS midwife, I know how much his fundraising and support means on the ground. And how much it means to staff during this awful pandemic. He deserves to be knighted. Please sign to make it happen."

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