Minister Helen Whately: We hope record fundraiser Captain Tom pulls through
LONDON (UK) – A British minister said she was hoping centenarian Captain Tom Moore, who made news by raising millions of pounds for the health service in last year’s lockdown, would sail through after he was admitted to hospital with COVID-19.
Moore, who became a national hero after he raised more than 30 million pounds ($41 million) through the walks he took in the lengths of his garden, was admitted to hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, his daughter said on Sunday.
Junior health minister Helen Whately told Sky News, “Captain Tom has been such an inspiration for the country in some of the really dark times we’ve had, he’s really lifted our spirits. I really just wish him well, I really hope he pulls through.”