Later, he spoke to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain and expressed his gratitude for the support he’s received.
“It’s unbelievable the sum of money that’s been raised so quickly from some super people,” Moore told the hosts. “It just shows that we’re generous and thoughtful people throughout the country.”
“It’s for a super purpose,” he added of NHS, whose staff has been tirelessly caring for the COVID-19 patients in the U.K. “All our doctors and nurses and all the back-up people deserve everything we can give them.”
Moore also vowed to continue his efforts on his Twitter page, writing, “Today I completed my final 10 laps, and although the mission is complete – I am going to keep on going.”
Born in Keighley, Yorkshire, Moore attended Keighley Grammar School before earning an apprenticeship as a civil engineer, according to his JustGiving page. At the beginning of World War II, he was enlisted in the 8 DWR (145 RAC) of the British army.
He was later selected for officer training in 1940 and went on to serve in India, Indonesia and England, the page notes.
After his wife Pamela died in 2006, Moore moved in with his daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore, her husband and their two children in Bedfordshire, CNN reported.
Despite living with them, his daughter told the outlet that Moore is independent and takes care of himself, often making his own meals. “He’s stoic, humorous, steady as a rock and positive,” Hannah explained to CNN of her father.
Recently, she said, the war vet underwent a partial hip replacement. This prompted Moore to take up daily exercise, which is where their idea for the 100-lap challenge first came about, Hannah explained.
“He always believes that tomorrow is a better day, which is his new hashtag [on Twitter], and is how we were brought up,” she told the outlet. “He’s a hard worker.”
Moore also told Good Morning Britain: “I really stand for the goodness we’re all getting at the moment… I always think that things will be good. We’ve done so well with our country. We’ve fought so many battles and we’ve always won and this time we’re going to win again.”
As of Monday afternoon, there have been at least 2 million cases and 136,573 deaths attributed to coronavirus worldwide, according to the New York Times. In the U.K., at least 103,093 cases and 13,729 deaths have been reported, according to the Times.
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