April 30, 2020 / 8:42 AM / 3 months ago

UK 'Colonel' Tom's fundraising total exceeds $37 million

LONDON (Reuters) - The total raised by Britain’s “Colonel” Tom Moore for health service charities exceeded 30 million pounds ($37 million) on the veteran’s 100th birthday on Thursday.

Moore captured the hearts of a nation during the COVID-19 pandemic by walking 100 laps of his garden to raise money to support frontline health workers.

Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by Sarah Young

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