People in Sussex to sing happy birthday to Captain Tom Moore together

People across Sussex will be singing Happy Birthday to Captain Tom Moore on his special day at the end of the month.

Sunday, 19th April 2020, 10:41 am
Updated Sunday, 19th April 2020, 11:09 am

Captain Moore captured the nation’s hearts when he launched a 100th birthday fundraiser for the NHS by completing 100 laps of his garden.

He hoped to raise just £1,000. But, to date, the Second World War veteran has raised more than £25 million for NHS Charities Together.

To say thank you to Captain Moore, on what will be the date of his 100th birthday on Thursday (April 30), people across Sussex and the country will sing happy birthday at 7.59pm – just before the NHS clap.

Captain Tom Moore, picture from his fundraising page

A Facebook page has been set up to organise the event, called ‘Whole nation to sing happy birthday to Captain Tom Moore for 100th birthday’.

According to the captain’s fundraising page, he was born in Yorkshire and went on to be enlisted in the 8 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (145 Royal Armoured Corps) at the beginning of the war.

In 1940 he was selected for officer training. He was posted to 9DWR in India, and served and fought on the Arakan, before going to regiment to Sumatra after the Japanese surrender.

Last week he completed 100 lengths of his back garden, finishing his final 10 laps on Thursday (April 16).

Captain Tom Moore (99), who has raised millions of pounds for the NHS by doing laps of his home

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