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Claret and Hugh salutes Captain Tom

Not West Ham related, in fact not even football related but we thought something so remarkable couldn’t pass without a mention.

World War Two veteran Captain Tom has raised almost £22m in his fund raising efforts for the NHS to mark his 99th Birthday.

The former British Army officer served in India and in the Burma campaign during the Second World War. He later became an instructor in armoured warfare. After the war, he worked as a managing director of a concrete company. He also raced motorcycles. On 6 April 2020, at the age of 99, he began a walk around his garden in aid of NHS Charities Together  with the goal of raising £1,000 by his hundredth birthday. So far, he has raised over £22.4 million and a further £4.2 million in Gift Aid.

Captain Tom Moore has also recorded You’ll Never Walk Alone with Michael Ball & The NHS Voices of Care Choir to raise further money. You can hear that before.

Captain Tom, we at Claret and Hugh salute you, you have certainly shown Premier League footballers how it should be done.

His fund raising page is https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tomswalkforthenhs?fbclid=IwAR0vQw0Ud-br9qdodtH0_yFzcyBvCSQteZs2dpFiSrTeQ7R5j06FcPyEpew

There is also an excellent recreation of David Bowies Song in honour of the Captain.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “Claret and Hugh salutes Captain Tom

  1. Unbelievable. 💪
    Arise Sir Tom.

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