Captain Tom Moore inspires Bedford schoolboy's poem as he passes £27million mark for the NHS

The Second World War veteran has touched the hearts of the nation
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Captain Tom Moore's fundraising efforts for the NHS have inspired a schoolboy from Bedford to write him a poem for his birthday.

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.

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

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

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

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

Happy Birthday!

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.”

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