Captain Tom Moore and Michael Ball have teamed up for a charity cover of You’ll Never Walk Alone in aid of the NHS. Released last weekend, the single is running a close race for the number one spot this Friday. If he manages to make it to number one in the Official UK Singles Chart, Captain Tom with be the first almost-centenarian in history to do so, breaking yet another record following his staggering JustGiving fundraising effort.
As it stands, the decorated war veteran is neck-and-neck with The Weeknd and his latest single Blinding Lights.
Captain Tom and Michael’s version of You’ll Never Walk Alone is available to download for 99p on Amazon and iTunes, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to his 100th Birthday Walk in aid of NHS Charities Together.
The 99-year-old WW2 veteran turns 100 on April 30, with Michael saying getting him to number one would be an incredible birthday present.
He called duetting with Captain Tom “one of the single greatest honours” of his career and said: “He is the most charming man you could ever wish to meet.”
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“Hopefully he can now add singing star to his many talents.
Michael said it would be “wonderful” to get the veteran to number one as a gift for his milestone birthday.
“I never my wildest dreams imagined I would be releasing a single with Michael Ball OBE,” Captain Tom said.
“But I also never thought it possible for me to walk in the garden and raise millions.
“So why not sing, spread some cheer and again — raise money for our national heroes,” he added. “NHS, this one is for you.”
Captain Tom has already raised an incredible £28 million for the NHS with his 100th Birthday Walk.
He set out with a goal of raising £1,000 by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday.
A week ago, he completed his final 10 laps with the world’s media there to capture the moment.
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Captain Tom has decided to keep walking as long as people are donating and has become the biggest single fundraiser in British history.
The veteran served as an officer in the British Army in Burma during the Second World War before later becoming an instructor in armoured warfare.
Last weekend, his duet with Michael made it to number one in Global’s Official Big Top 40.
He faces some stiff competition from The Weeknd when it comes to the Official UK Singles Chart, however, due to the Canadian singer’s advantage when it comes to streaming.
Meanwhile, Express.co.uk has launched a campaign to get Captain Tom a knighthood.
The petition has surpassed 10,000 votes to see him honoured by the Queen.
100,000 votes are required to get a response from the Government with regards to the petition.
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To download Captain Tom Moore and Michael Ball’s You’ll Never Walk Alone, search for ‘Captain Tom Moore’ on iTunes and Amazon to download. To donate to his JustGiving fundraiser, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tomswalkforthenhs.
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