It has been reported that a “Spitfire flypast” is being planned to mark Captain Tom Moore for his 100th Birthday after he has raised more than £21.5m for the NHS.
Captain Moore who is a Second World War Veteran originally wanted to raise £1,000 for the NHS after they looked after him following a fall on his hip.
He walked 100 lengths of his garden in Bedfordshire before his 100th birthday on 30 April.
Over one million people have given money on the JustGiving website and by Saturday morning the fundraise approached £21.5m, which is still climbing.
Today I completed my final 10 laps, and although the mission is complete – I am going to keep on going.
The donations stand at 15.5 MILLION pounds – wow.
Thank you all – now let's continue to support our NHS!
— Captain Tom Moore (@captaintommoore) April 16, 2020
The Daily Telegraph reported that a team of Spitfire restorers are looking to do a flypast at the end of the month to celebrate Captain Moore’s 100th.
Alex Monk, 21, of the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar in London, said the flypast would salute Captain Moore’s fundraising efforts.
He told the newspaper, “It will be a bit of a morale-booster for us all, really, to see a Spitfire in the sky.
“It’s been the symbol of freedom in the past and quite an icon for Tom.
“Tom, more than anyone, knows what a Spitfire means, and to hear and see a Spitfire in the air for himself will be a nice experience for him.”