King George and Queen’s hospitals join Captain Tom 100 fundraiser
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An east London NHS trust has announced a new fundraiser in commemoration of Captain Sir Tom Moore on what would have been his 101st birthday on April 30.
As part of the national Captain Tom 100 campaign, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) is asking people to do an activity based around the number 100 over the bank holiday weekend.
The money will go to King George and Queen’s Hospitals Charity to support children’s and emergency departments and those facing bereavement, and improve staff welfare.
Captain Tom, who died in February, became a national hero for walking 100 laps around his garden, aged 99, raising over £30 million for the NHS.
His daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, said: “We’re so grateful for the incredible support we have received since my father started his record-breaking fundraising walk and that his message of hope was shared with the world.
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“We know he would love the idea of inviting everyone to get involved and share their Captain Tom 100.”
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