Captain Sir Tom More, 100, helped to raise millions for the NHS during the first national lockdown.
But sadly, Captain Tom has been admitted to hospital after testing positive for coronavirus.
Sir Tom’s daughter Hannah announced the news on his Twitter page, saying he had spent the last few weeks being treated for pneumonia.
She explained: “He was at home with us until today when he needed additional help with his breathing. He is being treated in a ward, although he is not in ICU.”
Well-wishes have flooded in for the Second World War veteran, who has been described as an “inspiration to the whole country”, by Health minister Helen Whately.
Here we take a closer look at how he raised money for the NHS, and how you can still donate.
How much money did Captain Tom Moore raise?
Captain Sir Tom More raised more than £32million (£32,796,155 to be exact) for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday.
He set out to raise £1,000 for NHS Charities Together, and his efforts were recognised by people all over the country.
Sir Tom said he had set out to raise money “for the sake of the nurses and the NHS we have, because they are doing such a magnificent job”.
Captain Tom Moore rushed to hospital with 'breathing' problems after catching Covid
In acknowledgement of his efforts, Captain Tom was knighted by the Queen during an open-air ceremony at Windsor Castle in July 2020.
The Queen told him: “Thank you so much. An amazing amount of money you raised.”
How to donate
Unfortunately, Captain Tom’s JustGiving page is no longer accepting donations.
However, on the page Sir Tom still encourages people to make a donation or fundraise for the appeal.
Captain Tom Moore's heroic charity walking named by Brits as 2020 highlight
You can still donate to NHS Charities Together on the charity’s website.
You can also donate to The Captain Tom Foundation on his website.
The Captain Tom Foundation supports charities such as The Royal British Legion, Mind, Helen & Douglas House and Willen Hospice.
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