Centenarian Captain Tom Moore, who captivated the British public in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic with his fundraising efforts, has been admitted to hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. He raised more than $41m for the health service by walking laps of his garden during last year's lockdown.
The British World War II veteran caught the public's imagination in April, 2020, just before his 100th birthday, when he was filmed doing laps with the help of a walking frame around his garden in the village of Marston Moretaine, north of London.
He hoped to raise 1,000 pounds ($1,370). Instead, he raised more than 30 million pounds ($41m) for the National Health Service, broke two Guinness world records, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth, scored a Number 1 single, wrote an autobiography and helped set up a charity.
A person who is 100 or more years old.
An emergency situation in which people are not allowed to freely enter, leave, or move around in a building or area because of danger.
To attract and hold the interest and attention of.
The history of the American Civil War still captivate America’s public consciousness over 150 years later.
Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.--George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr.