Bedford (England) and São Paulo
World War II veteran who helped raise millions of pounds to fight coronavirus Tom Moore, 100, was admitted to Bedford hospital after being diagnosed with Covid-19, his daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore.), on your Twitter. profile.
In April 2020, days before his 100th birthday, Moore pledged to take 100 walks in his vegetable garden if the British donated money to help the NHS, the country’s public health system, fight the pandemic. Each round in the garden was about 25 meters.
With the help of a walker, he rose to the challenge and managed to raise over 32 million pounds (R $ 215 million) in donations – well above his original goal of 1,000 pounds (R $ 6,700 ) – traveling with the help of a walker. around his garden in the village of Marston Moretaine, 80 kilometers north of London, 100 times.
“You inspire the whole nation, and I know we all wish you a full recovery,” UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted, adding his thoughts are with Moore and his family.
The WWII veteran captivated audiences in April, just before his 100th birthday, when he was filmed taking his sponsored walk with the help of a walker around his garden in the village of Marston Moretaine, located 80 kilometers north of London.
Celebrating this achievement, he said he wanted to show the British that “the sun would shine again”. This phrase has become a motto of hope in the country in the midst of a pandemic. Captain Tom Moore broke two Guinness Records, was made a knight by Queen Elizabeth II, scored a song at the top of the charts, wrote an autobiography, and helped start a charity.
“Pray for Tom,” was the headline of the Sun tabloid, a message picked up by other newspapers, which also featured photos and reports on him. The UK is having its entire elderly population vaccinated against the coronavirus, but, according to a family representative cited by Sky News, Moore did not receive the vaccine because he was being treated for pneumonia.