WAR hero Captain Tom Moore captured our hearts and minds after raising over £7m to support NHS workers fighting coronavirus.
The WW2 veteran, 99, exceeded his £1,000 initial target, after pledging to do 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday to raise money during the Covid-19 outbreak.
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But on Wednesday, 15 April, his total went beyond a staggering £7million, which will go to NHS Charities Together to support workers on the frontline of the coronavirus outbreak.
Captain Tom and his daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, were congratulated on BBC News on Wednesday morning as they surpassed the £5million mark.
The donations have come from an estimated 200,000 people around the world.
But who is the war veteran's daughter and how has she helped her hero dad in his campaign?
Who is Hannah Ingram-Moore?
Captain Tom's daughter, Hannah, is a business recruitment officer based in Marston Moretaine in Bedfordshire.
She manages Maytrix, a company she co-founded, that focuses on recruitment, brand development and training for businesses.
Hannah originally suggested Captain Tom do the walk as a way for him to celebrate his 100th birthday at the end of this month.
But together, they took it one step further and turned the idea into an NHS fundraising campaign – unaware of just how much the popular initiative would raise.
The proud daughter also helped her father set up his JustGiving fundraiser page.
Speaking on LBC on Wednesday afternoon, Hannah said of her father's stunning achievement: "Since we can't have a 100th birthday party, why don't we do something fun, you walk 100 lengths of the driveway and we will pay you a pound a length.
"So we thought shall we really go out there and try and raise a thousand pounds, so we put it Just Giving just over a week ago.
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"We thought we'll put a bit more money in and let's raise the money for the NHS.
"He says 'Once I've hit one hundred then I shall walk another hundred to pay back the British public for their generosity and kindness and support,' and we've said as a family as long as he keeps walking we will keep supporting him."
The heroic feat comes after Captain Tom broke his hip 18 months ago.
His proud daughter continued: "He is your stoic Yorkshire man. And having broke his hip 18 months ago he know full well that if he didn't keep walking he would stop walking altogether.
"When he was in his eighties he had two new knees, and the way he got around that was by cycling every day a week after he'd had them done.
"He's compelled to stay fit and active, he says there's no fun in getting old but at least try and stay as fit as you can."
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