Book Review – Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day – Captain Tom Moore

From the fields of Burma to the last astounding lap of his garden as a centenarian to raise money for the NHS, this is the story of an amazing life of service from Captain Tom Moore.

Captain Tom Moore is an inspiration.

At the height of the pandemic in early April, this ninety-nine-year-old Second World War veteran came up with an idea: he’d walk laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS. Although using a walking frame as well as recent treatment for cancer and a broken hip, he was determined to hit £1000 by his 100th birthday on 30th April.

By the time the telegram from the Queen turned up, he’d raised over thirty million pounds.

In this, his official autobiography, revealed in support of the creation of the Captain Tom Foundation, he tells us of his long and spectacular life. How his spirit was forged on the battlefields of Burma where victory was grabbed from the jaws of defeat. How he bravely raced motorbikes competitively. How, in his nineties, he took off for the Himalayas and Everest, just because he’d never been. And, finally, how this old soldier came to do his part for the NHS, befitting the nation’s hero in our darkest hour.

A modest, decent, charming man with a can-do attitude and a glimmer in his eye, Captain Tom’s story is of a man whose unending curiosity and zest for life have led him around so many unknown corners.

He only wanted to help other people. He has inspired us to believe anything is possible by showing it is never too late.

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