BORIS Johnson will look at how best to reward was hero Captain Tom Moore – after he completed 100 laps of his garden this morning raising more than £13 million for the NHS.
The 99-year-old WWII veteran polished off the last few laps on his zimmer frame earlier today – and insisted he will continue for as long as people keep giving money.
Captain Tom Moore pictured as he completed his 100 laps while raising over £13m for the NHS
Captain Tom, whose heroics have seen him win the hearts of the nation, completed the final four of the 25-metre laps at his Bedfordshire home as a special guard of honour by the 1st battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment saluted his incredible feat.
Speaking at the finish line, he said he felt “fine” and that he was “surrounded by the right sort of people”.
Of the coronavirus pandemic, he added: “We will get through it in the end but it might take time, but at the end of the day we shall all be okay again… the sun will shine on you again and the clouds will go away.”
Captain Tom had originally set out to raise just £1,000 and planned to reach his target before his 100th birthday on April 30.
And this lunchtime the PM’s spokesperson said that Boris would look at how best to recognise his heroic efforts.
They said today: “Captain Tom has captured the heart of the nation with his heroic effort and raised an incredible amount of money for hardworking NHS staff.
“He has embodied the spirit of the country…
“From his military contributions to his support for NH staff, Tom has demonstrated a lifetime of bravery and compassion.
“The pm will be looking at ways to recognise Tom and his efforts.”