People were so moved by what Captain Tom was doing, that they were more than happy to donate to his kind cause.
Captain Tom has raised over $40 million dollars!
He was inspired to do this in the first place because he says he received wonderful care from the National Health Service after he battled cancer and broke his hip, and he wanted to give back to them.
Captain Tom said after he completed his 100 laps, “For all those people who are finding it difficult at the moment: the sun will shine on you again and the clouds will go away.”
“You’ve all got to remember that we will get through it in the end, it will all be right, it might take time. At the end of the day, we shall all be ok again.”
In a statement, the chief of the general staff of the British Army General Mark Carleton-Smith had this to say about Captain Tom:
“His mature wisdom, no-nonsense attitude, and humor in adversity make him an inspirational role model to generations young and old.”
Twitter; Captain Tom gives the thumbs-up sign in the photo above
Not only has Captain Tom gone viral for his fundraising effort, but he is also being called a hero for it!
He now holds the Guinness Book Of World Records title for the most money raised by a charity walk in the UK.
You can follow Captain Tom on Twitter here!
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