The retired captain and charity personality has been admitted to a hospital.
Yesterday evening, it was reported that beloved British charity figure Captain Sir Tom Moore had been admitted to Bedford Hospital due to breathing difficulties associated with COVID-19, which he tested positive for the week prior.
During 2020, Moore, a 100-year-old retired World War II military captain from the UK, became a sensation online for his efforts to raise money for NHS Charities Together. In an effort to get himself out of the house during quarantine, he began to walk laps around his property, with his daughter Hannah organizing a crowdfunding campaign to encourage him with charitable donations. These donations ended up raising over £33 million for NHS, earning Moore an outpouring of praise, both local and international, and even knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II.
Moore’s hospitalization has prompted a wave of well-wishers for both him and his family.
“My thoughts are very much with @CaptainTomMoore and his family. You’ve inspired the whole nation, and I know we are all wishing you a full recovery,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted.
“The whole nation hopes you get well soon @captaintommoore. You’ve been an inspiration to us all throughout this crisis,” wrote Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer.
“Love and prayers for @captaintommoore and his lovely family as he battles this bastard of a virus. Stay strong Sir. We are all here for you,” wrote actor and singer Michael Ball.
— Captain Tom Moore (@captaintommoore) January 31, 2021
Hannah Moore has thanked everyone for their well-wishes, and while her focus is currently on her father, she has said she will provide updates from the hospital staff as they become available.
“We know that the wonderful staff at Bedford Hospital will do all they can to make him comfortable and hopefully [he will] return home as soon as possible,” she said.