WWII Hero Captain Tom Moore’s Achievement

World War II hero, Captain Tom Moore initially set out to raise £500,000 for the NHS, by completing 100 laps of his garden, however he beat his target by 2000%, raising over £12 million.

Tom was born and brought up in Keighley, Yorkshire. He went to Keighley Grammar School and later completed an apprenticeship as a Civil Engineer. Tom went onto being enlisted in 8 DWR (145 RAC) at the beginning of the war, and in 1940 was selected for Officer training. He was later posted to 9DWR in India, and served and fought on the Arakan, went to Regiment to Sumatra after the Japanese surrender and returned to be Instructor at Armoured Fighting Vehicle School in Bovington.

You can see more of Tom on YouTube and watch him embark on the challenge.


Please join KJB and over 600,000 others in making a donation to such a worthy cause for everything the NHS staff are risking, during these times.