May 20th, 2020
Arise Sir Tom ?
By 38 Degrees team
Here’s some nice news: Captain Tom Moore is being given a knighthood for raising more than £32m for NHS charities.
He raised that incredible sum by walking around his garden 100 times before his 100th birthday. He inspired people all across the country – including more than 257,000 of us who signed the 38 Degrees petition calling for him to get a knighthood. If you signed, then congratulations for doing your part in making sure that Captain Tom got the recognition he deserves.
This knighthood is a wonderful way to honour an exceptional individual. But we still need to make sure that NHS staff, care workers and everyone struggling during this crisis get the support they need. Up and down the country, hundreds of thousands of us have come together through 38 Degrees to push the government to do more for frontline workers and for people falling through the cracks.
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