Milton Keynes artist shares brilliant sketch of Bedford fundraising hero Captain Tom

A film animator from MK has penned a drawing of the Bedford veteran who has captured the hearts of the nation

Anthony Staff wants to share his tribute to Captain Tom Moore with Citizen readers.

"In these tough times he has been a legend and so inspirational for all the money he has raised for the NHS," he said.

Captain Tom, who lives in a nearby Bedfordshire village vowed to raise money for the NHS before his 100th birthday at the end of the month by walking 100 laps of his garden with his walking frame,

Talented Anthony's drawing of Captain Tom

The WW2 veteran swiftly became the nation's hero during the coronavirus crisis and tens of thousands of people rushed to donate to his fundraising page.

Today the fund stands at an incredible £26,813,550.

Meanwhile Captain Tom has joined forces with singer Michael Ball and the NHS Voices of Care Choir to record a rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone. Within days the single has reached number one, with all proceeds donated to NHS Charities Together.

You can donate to Captain Tom Moore’s 100th Birthday Walk fund here.

Remarkable Captain Tom Moore