The 99-year-old Captain Tom Moore has created the Guinness World Records™ title for the most donations raised through a personal charity walk. This World War II veteran from Bedfordshire, England, collected donations for the anti-epidemic medical staff by means of “marching”.
As of April 21, 2020, JustGiving’s total charitable fundraising reached 277,695.81 million pounds.
The amount he has raised has now exceeded 28 million pounds, and this number continues to rise.
Tom’s plan is to make 100 laps in his garden before his 100th birthday, covering a total distance of 2500 meters. This is not easy for Tom who needs a walker to move. The purpose of his walk is to jointly raise £1,000 for the NHS charity. In just 24 hours, the initial goal was achieved. Later, with the continuous influx of donations, the amount raised continued to rise to an incredible amount today.
The former record holder for this title is Canada’s Terry Fox. He used a prosthetic arm to run from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Thunder Bay, Ontario in 1980. It took 143 days and raised 14.7 million Canadian dollars (equivalent to today’s 27,210,900 pounds).
This title remained for forty years until Tom appeared.
Captain Tom Moore will be included in the “Guinness World Records” for this and will be featured on the cover of the year 2021!
As of April 24, 2020, Tom and Michael Ball topped the UK charts with their single “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. This also makes Tom the oldest person to reach the top of the British song chart at 99 years of age and 359 days.
“Guinness World Records” editor-in-chief Craig Glenday (Craig Glenday) said: “Tom’s extraordinary deeds prove that age never hinders you from inspiring others and seeking breakthroughs. This indomitable 99-year-old does At these two points. He is a true hero and deserves a place in the history books. We are proud to welcome him to the Guinness World Records family.”
Captain Tom Moore will celebrate his 100th birthday on April 30, 2020.