War veteran, 99, wanted to raise £1,000 for NHS - he's currently on £5m

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War veteran Tom Moore wanted to raise £1,000 for NHS

(Source Sky News) 

A 99-year-old veteran has raised more than £5m for the NHS by walking around his garden.

Captain Tom Moore had originally hoped to raise £1,000 by walking 100 lengths of his 25-metre garden in Bedfordshire - now he's reached more than 5,000 times his target in just a week.

More than a quarter of million people have donated and at one point more than 90,000 were on his page at the same time. His aim was to complete it before he turns 100 on 30 April - but he is currently on track to finish by Thursday.

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