A 99-year veteran has raised nearly 1.5 million British pounds for health workers trying to walk the length of the garden a hundred times before the birthday-100 later this month.
Captain Tom Moore, who has to use a walker to move for violating her hips, said he was grateful to the National Health Service (NHS) for the treatment he received and wanted to do something in return.
British state-funded NHS is under severe pressure due to treating a large number of people who suffer COVID-19, a disease caused by a new coronavirus.
The death toll from COVID-19 in a hospital in the UK reached 11 329 on Monday, the fifth highest globally.
The medic has been widely praised for their courage and professionalism during the crisis, including by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who recovered from a virus after being treated by the NHS in a London hospital.
Moore, who turned 100 on April 30, hoping to raise 500,000 pounds, but his charity campaign (here) has nearly tripled that figure already.