Captain Tom Moore inspires Bedford schoolboy's poem as he passes £27million mark for the NHS
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Aryan Sohanpal, ten, read about Captain Tom Moore's fundraising, which has now topped £27million and sparked calls for the veteran to be knighted.
Captain Tom Moore, from Marston Moretaine, completed his walk on Thursday morning live on BBC Breakfast and he has raised over £27million for the NHS Charities together.
The 99-year-old veteran wanted to walk 100 lengths of his garden before he turns 100 at the end of the month.
Tom has touched the hearts of the nation and his efforts have been a shining light for many during the coronavirus pandemic, especially for the Bedford School pupil who has written Tom a poem.
A big salute to Captain Thomas Moore
A decorated veteran of the 2nd world war
His fight today is against COVID 19
He’s taken to becoming a walking machine
So round his garden, he completes a hundred laps
Determined to let nothing stop him in his tracks
He’s raised fourteen million to this day
And given it to a cause who need help right away
For the mighty NHS
Who really try their best
To save the people night and day
Well done Captain Thomas Moore
Aryan said: "Through these hard times, the NHS is trying their hardest and the money that Captain Thomas Moore has raised will benefit the NHS and will be appreciated by so many people on the frontline.
"My poem is my way of showing my appreciation to Captain Thomas Moore.”