Capt Tom Moore donates £20m to hospital  charities

Capt Tom Moore donates £20m to hospital charities


The more than £20m raised by Captain Tom Moore has been handed out to NHS charities all overt he UK. Each charity has received £35,000 from the £32.8m fund and an additional grant based on the size of the trust that they serve.

The charity at the same hospital where Capt Tom was given treatment for a broken hip and skin cancer was given £122,500. 

The donations were “already having a huge impact and will continue to do so,” according to NHS Charities Together.

“We have been completely overwhelmed and delighted by the response our appeal has received,” chief executive Ellie Orton said.

The funds were part of a total of £116m which wuld support staff, volunteers, as well as patients. This would include paying for tablet devices allowing them to stay in touch with loved ones, counselling services, food and drink, and comfortable places to take a break. 

With gift aid included, the war veteran had raised £38.9m for NHS charities by walking 100 lengths of his Bedfordshire garden before turning 100 in April. His birthday was celebrated with an RAF flypast, 140,000 birthday cards, and Capt Tom being made an honorary colonel. 

On Tuesday the 19th of May it was announced that he has been given a knighthood.

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