Captain Tom sent more than 25,000 100th birthday cards

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Many of us cheered as Captain Tom Moore - a 99-year-old retired soldier - completed his final lap of his garden.

Captain Tom looped around his garden 100 times using his walking frame. His original plan was to raise £1,000 for the NHS.

His actions inspired thousands to donate and he has now raised over £27 million for the NHS and released a charity single!

Although his 100th birthday isn't for another week, Captain Tom has already got a lot more than 25,000 cards to celebrate his special day sent in members of the public.

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Capt Tom Moore with grandson Benji, daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore and granddaughter Georgia

There were so many birthday cards Royal Mail had to programme a special sorting machine to process all the post going to Captain Tom's house.

Royal Mail will even be celebrating Captain Tom's birthday in their own special way, by using a special postmark wishing him a happy 100th birthday. It will appear on all stamped mail across the UK starting next week.

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Frank starts to walk 10 metres a day

Six-year-old Frank has a condition called spina bifida - which means he needs to walk using a frame like Captain Tom.

After seeing what Captain Tom was able to achieve, Frank was inspired to walk 10 metres a day to raise money for the NHS - an incredible thing for Frank to do!

Frank's efforts have seen him beat his original aim of raising £99.

Now he has been able to raise an incredible £90,000 in just a few days!

Tell us your story! Have you been inspired to do something for charity? Let us know in the comments!

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