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Old 14-04-20, 08:33 PM
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Default Old Soldiers Never Die...NHS Hero

Here is proof old soldiers never die! Currently raised nearly £4,000,000 for NHS staff charities. 99 year old and still wanting to do his bit!!

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraisi...swalkforthenhs

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Absolutely brilliant!

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Old 15-04-20, 10:03 AM
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Money raised by 12 noon yesterday, £1.28 million. Money raised 23 hours later an incredible£5.6 million. Oh forgot to mention, HM Government will also add a further £1.3 million through the Gift Aid scheme!!!
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Just gone through the £6 million mark at noon today, £400,000 raised in the last hour!!!
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Now topped 8,000,000.
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Reckon an hour or so he'll be well over the £10 million mark! Top man!!
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Old 15-04-20, 10:11 PM
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Just gone through the £10,000,000 mark at 11pm today + £2,000,000 from HM Government! Incredible and so humbling.
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What a great effort, we got it on the news down in Aussie too.

We will remember him !

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He's finished his walk and the total so far is over £12 million !

A fantasic job by a great man , his 100th birthday is on 30th April and a young school girl has started a campaign to get people to post 'virtual' birthday cards .
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£12 million and still going! System went down today or it would have been higher. He finished his 100th lap today attended by a guard of honour from his old regiment or at least its successor! Brilliant! He thought he might get another hundred laps in as long as the money keeps flowing!!! With the gift aid contribution this brings total raised to £15,000,000.

"For all those people finding it difficult at the moment, the sun will shine on you again and the clouds will go away." Captain Tom

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This image just bought a tear to my eye

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Hats off to him !!!

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A nice article on Captain Tom

https://thesunbest.com/wwii-hero-cap...lap-of-garden/
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£20,000,000 + £3,800,000 from gift aid! WOW!
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I'm attempting to upload a short video clip of this remarkable chap.

It's an artist painting a picture of him during his walk and is shown whilst "You'll never walk alone" is playing.

Unfortunately the system won't allow it to upload.

If any of you get the opportunity to see it, please do, it's fantastic and a well deserved tribute to Captain Tom.

I shall persevere.

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