United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Sunday paid tribute to the war veteran and national hero of UK Captain Tom Moore for raising over £31 million in support of the National Health services to fight against the COVID-19 on his 100th birthday. Guterres was seen in a conversation with Captain Tom over a video call.
Taking to Twitter the World Health Organisation said: "Captain Moore is an inspiration to us all, and a symbol of solidarity in the midst of the pandemic."
"Captain Moore is an inspiration to us all, and a symbol of solidarity in the midst of the pandemic."— United Nations (@UN) May 3, 2020
-- @antonioguterres paying tribute to @captaintommoore, who has raised over £31 million in support of @NHSuk's #COVID19 response. pic.twitter.com/kYz6afqqky
Captain Tom celebrated his 100th birthday on Thursday, April 30. The World War II veteran raised the money by walking laps in his garden and was promoted to 'honorary colonel' on the eve of his birthday. To mark his big day an RAF flypast was organised by the Defence Ministry. The Queen and the Prime Minister personally wished Captain Tom and his fans all across, send him greeting cards which are estimated to be140,000 laid in the sports hall of a local school.