Tom Moore, the army veteran who has raised more than £29m for the NHS during the coronavirus crisis has turned 100 today and people across the nation are celebrating his birthday.

The centenarian who was promoted from captain to colonel by the Queen on his birthday and also presented with a Second World War Defence Medal at his home in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, ahead of next week's VE Day commemorations.

Moore has become an inspiration to people not just in the UK but around the world by walking laps of his garden to help raise a huge amount of money in the effort to combat the pandemic and people from across the world have been sending him well wishes on his special day.

The Ministry of Defence announced Moore's special birthday promotion and the army sent him a message too.

Other veterans, as well as the Army, have all sent their happy returns to Moore.

The London Underground also sent their best wishes...

The county of Yorkshire's official newspaper put Moore on its cover for his birthday.

Television stars and radio personalities also sent well wishes.

Politicians also wished Moore a happy birthday.

Musicians such as Michael Ball and...The Foo Fighters

And sports teams and athletes too.

The Archbishop of Canterbury recognises greatness.

The Royal Mail even released a new postmark for the occasion and thousands have sent birthday cards to Moore.

A special postbox in Moore's village has also been decorated to mark his achievement and incredible generosity.

There was even an RAF flypast for him by two Spitfires.

The NHS, which has benefitted the most from Moore's efforts sent its thanks and warm regards.

In fact, there have been so many cards for Moore that fill up the entirety of the Bedford School hall.

Here's what the captain had to say for himself after a century on Earth.

Moore has now surpassed £30m on his Just Giving Page. If you would care to send a donation you can do so here.

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