Captain Tom’s Message (dictated to his grandson Benjie)
“Reaching 100 is quite something. Reaching 100 with such interest in me and huge generosity from the public is very overwhelming.
“People keep saying what I have done is remarkable, however it’s actually what you have done for me which is remarkable.
“I felt a little frustrated and disappointed after I broke my hip and it knocked my confidence. However, the past three weeks have put a spring back in my step. I have renewed purpose and have thoroughly enjoyed every second of this exciting adventure, but I can’t keep walking forever.
“The donations page will close at midnight this evening. NHS Charities Together still have their urgent appeal, so people can donate to them that way.
“I am going to spend my birthday with my family, both here in person and with my daughter remotely, and then I am going to have a few days’ rest. My legs may be tired, but my mind is racing and I’m hoping to be back very soon with other ways in which I can help people, help others.
“Please always remember, Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day.”
With my sincerest gratitude,
Captain Tom Moore.
Hannah Ingram-Moore, daughter of Captain Tom, said:
“I want to look the great British and overseas Public in the eye; I sincerely want you to know that for all the joy, hope and inspiration my father has given you; you have reenergised him and given him renewed purpose. Watching him talking and engaging with all of you, has been one of the most joyous things in my life. I cannot thank you enough.”