/Queen sends Captain Tom 100th birthday card – with special personalised message

Queen sends Captain Tom 100th birthday card – with special personalised message

The Queen sent Captain Tom Moore a very special 100th birthday card to celebrate his special day – including a personalised message.

The RAF veteran has become the nation’s hero in the past three weeks, raising £30m for the NHS by walking 100 lengths of his garden and becoming the oldest person to get to Number 1 in the charts.

His 100th birthday was celebrated up and down the country, with an RAF flypast involving a Spitfire and a Hurricane, a message from the Prime Minister, and Michael Ball leading a special rendition of Happy Birthday.

The Queen also promoted him to colonel in honour of his record-breaking fundraising and for lifting the nation’s spirits during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Queen sent her official representative to hand deliver the card
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Like all new centenarians Captain Tom received a card from the Queen, but his contained a message from the Monarch congratulating him on what he’s achieved.

She asked her official representative for Captain Tom’s village, the Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, to personally deliver the card.

It read: “I am so pleased to know that you are celebrating your one hundredth birthday on 30th April, 2020.

Captain Tom was thrilled to receive his card
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“I was also most interested to hear of your recent fundraising efforts for NHS Charities Together at this difficult time.

“I send my congratulations and best wishes to you on such a special occasion.”

The card is hand signed Elizabeth R.

The Queen sends birthday cards to everyone turning 100
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Prince William and Camilla have also sent messages of congratulations to Captain Tom.

Praising his efforts earlier this month, the Duke said: “It’s incredible, it’s amazing.

“What I love is he is a 99-year-old war veteran who has been around a long time knows everything.

“And everyone has been inspired by his story and determination.

His message referenced his record-breaking fundraiser
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“He is a one man fundraising machine, good on him. I hope he keeps going.”

Three weeks ago, Captain Tom started walking in his garden with the aim of raising £1,000 for the NHS.

But his challenge soon went viral, and his dedication and selflessness has inspired people from all walks of life.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast, she said: “Never ever three weeks ago did I ever think I would get anything like this.

“It’s difficult to put into words.”

The Queen promoted Captain Tom to Honorary Colonel today
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In a birthday message he told the nation: “To have such kind people who have made such an effort – thank you all.

“It hardly feels any different to yesterday.

“I don’t know what it feels like, I’ve never been 100 before.

“But I must say I’m absolutely delighted with all the people who have come to wish me a happy birthday and who have been so kind, thank you very much.”

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Captain Tom’s daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore said: “I want to look the great British and overseas public in the eye; I sincerely want you to know that for all the joy, hope and inspiration my father has given you; you have re-energised him and given him renewed purpose.

“Watching him talking and engaging with all of you, has been one of the most joyous things in my life. I cannot thank you enough.”

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