British hero, Captain Tom Moore, is set to be knighted thanks to his efforts which have raised over 30 million for the National Health Service (NHS).
The war veteran raised more than £32m for NHS charities by completing 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday in April.
British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said that Moore was a ‘beacon of light through the fog of coronavirus’.
The knighthood, which has already been approved by the Queen, will be formally announced on Wednesday.
From then on, his name will be Captain Sir Thomas Moore, according to the Ministry of Defense.
Moore initially intended to raise just £1000 for the NHS by walking laps of his garden in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire.
But after his campaign for donations went viral across both social and world media, Moore ended up raising £32,794,701.
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Boris Johnson added:
On behalf of everyone who has been moved by his incredible story, I want to say a huge thank you. He’s a true national treasure.
What an unbelievable achievement.
Congratulations Captain Sir Tom Moore!