CAPTAIN Sir Tom Moore lived in an English village in Bedfordshire which shot to fame when he epically broke a fundraising record.
Follow the latest updates on Captain Tom Moore's funeral on our live blogCaptain Tom Moore doing a lap in his garden in the village of Marston MoretaineCredit: AFP
Where did Captain Tom Moore live?
Captain Tom Moore lived with his daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore, and grandchildren, Georgia and Benji, in Marston Moretaine, which is an English village and civil parish situated between Milton Keynes and Bedford.
The origins of the Bedfordshire village can be traced back to the tenth century where it was listed in an Anglo-Saxon charter as Mercstuninga.
The village has a population of 4,556.Captain Tom Moore, with (left to right) grandson Benji, daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore and granddaughter Georgia, at his home in Marston Moretaine, BedfordshireCredit: PA:Press Association
Where did Captain Tom do the walk?
After suffering a broken hip in 2018 and requiring treatment for skin cancer of the head, Captain Tom decided to embark on a mission to help stricken NHS staff.
Sir Tom started his challenge in early April 2020 with the initial target of raising £1,000 for NHS Charities Together.
But ten days later, assisted by his walking frame, he had completed 100 laps and raised more than £20million.
He said: "It really is absolutely enormous, isn’t it?
"That sum of money is very difficult to imagine but it’s coming in so well."Captain Sir Tom Moore raised £38.9million for NHS charities, a world-record sum for an individualCredit: PA:Press Association
How much money did Captain Tom raise for the NHS?
By his 100th birthday, he had walked 200 laps and collected £32,796,436 in donations — the largest sum ever raised by one person.
With Gift Aid added by many of the 1.5million people who gave money to his Just Giving page, the final total was £38.9million for NHS charities.
Captain Tom described it as a "fairy tale".
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