British war veteran, Captain Tom Moore completed over 100 laps of his 25m back garden in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire for charity, aged 99 years old. He has raised over £32 million for Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) and has received donations to his fundraising challenge from all around the world! Captain Tom began raising funds to thank NHS staff who helped him with treatment for cancer and a broken hip, he originally aimed to raise just £1000 but quickly passed his target. On his birthday, today, he received so many cards that a whole school hall was filled with them. In recognition of his amazing efforts he was promoted to Colonel and also awarded a Pride of Britain award. Well done and thank you Colonel Tom Moore – you are an inspiration!
How can one person make a big difference?
Read through the information here all about Captain Tom Moore’s incredible achievement and watch this BBC news clip .
More information can also be found in this copy of First News.
Sometimes it’s not the biggest actions that can have the biggest impact and that all of the things that we do affect the world around us! Captain Tom didn’t even leave his garden but managed to raise a lot of money and raise the spirits of the nation!
Can you think of anything we can do at the moment to help others?
Mother Teresa, who dedicated her life to helping others, said, “If you cannot feed a hundred people, feed one.”
Reflection: However small we think our actions are, we can all contribute to help make a positive difference to the world around us. At some point, to someone or something, our actions matter!
Challenge 1 – Write a letter or thank you card and send it to someone who has made a difference in your local community, this could be for a teacher, family member or neighbour.
Challenge 2 – Draw a picture of Captain Tom Moore completing his challenge.
Please send us your work using the Homework Uploader or email the school office for the attention of Miss Coleman.