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Queen Elizabeth honours 100-year-old man who raised nearly N16.2bn as fight against Covid-19


Queen Elizabeth II knighted 100-year-old World War II veteran Captain Tom Moore, who became a national celebrity by raising millions for the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS).

The new Sir Tom Moore was knighted in an outdoor ceremony at Windsor Castle on Friday.

Moore pledged to walk 100 laps around his garden to raise funds for healthcare workers. Moore raised almost £33 million (around N16,281,108,937.50) by walking laps of his backyard.

He received a knighthood after a special nomination from Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

In her first official engagement in person since the lockdown, Queen Elizabeth II emerged in the grounds of Windsor Castle for the “unique ceremony”.

Her arrival was announced by the sound of bagpipes played by the Queen’s Piper, Pipe Major Richard Grisdale of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

She knighted Moore with her father’s sword and praised him for his fundraising efforts, saying, according to the PA Media news agency:

“Thank you so much, an amazing amount of money you raised.”

Moore, who rose to the rank of captain during his military career, was recently promoted to honorary colonel in recognition of his efforts.


Queen Elizabeth II knighted 100-year old Tom Moore in her return to public duties after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, Dove Bulletin earlier reported that Tom earned the World Guinness Records for the fundraising effort to battle the pandemic.

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