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Captain Tom Moore receives a knighthood from The Queen after raising £33m for the NHS

Captain Tom Moore
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Captain Tom Moore has received a knighthood from The Queen after raising almost £33,000,000 for NHS Charities Together.

100-year-old Captain Tom, who was recently promoted to honorary Colonel by the Monarch, is “overwhelmed” at the news.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson nominated the war veteran for the honour in a special request.

Captain Tom raised money for the UK’s National Health Service after he completed 100 laps of his garden to mark his 100th birthday.

Captain Tom completed his 100-lap challenge last month, with millions of people around the globe backing him and donating money for his cause.

Since then, Sir Tom has became a centenarian and has even released a number one record, becoming the oldest artist to reach No.1 in the UK charts.

Boris Johnson said Captain Tom had provided the country with “a beacon of light through the fog of coronavirus.”

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer said Sir Tom had: “brought inspiration to millions and helped all of us to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of our NHS”.