More than a million people sent donations to Tom Moore

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As of the morning of April 18 the amount of donations, which he collected 99 year old war veteran Tom Moore for the British doctors, struggling with the coronavirus, has exceeded £21.4 million (714,1 million UAH). It follows from the data on the online platform for donations Just Giving.

Moore is walking with a special Walker. For his 100th birthday, he decided every day to go 10 laps (25 meters) in my garden. According to the man, so he wanted to thank the doctors who helped him in the treatment of cancer and hip fracture.

By the end of your flashmob the man collected £13 million (441 million UAH), however, the funds continued to arrive and at the end. According to the site, on the morning of April 18, the veteran zadonatil more than 1 million people. On 17 April the BBC reported that among the contributors were even the Duke of Cambridge, but the amount of his donation was not disclosed.

On the website of the online petitions on 16 April even offered to dedicate Moore knighted for his actions. The author of the petition, the midwife at National health service UK Sonya Wilson noted that Moore’s assistance means a lot to physicians. On the morning of April 18 the address was 580 thousand collected signatures from 1 million needed.

In comments to Sky News, an unnamed representative of the British government noted that the Prime Minister Boris Johnson “will certainly be to look for ways to praise Tom for his heroic efforts.” But transport Minister Grant Shapps added that “Moore was the salvation of the nation in these difficult times”.

According to Ministry of health of great Britain, in the country infected with the coronavirus more than 108 thousand people, of which 14.5 thousand died.

Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the American Johns Hopkins University, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 2.2 million, including more than 569 thousand was cured, and 154 254 died.