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A 99-year-old war veteran in the United Kingdom has been [wailed / hailed] as a hero for his fundraising efforts. Captain Tom Moore has [arisen / raised] over $25 million for the UK's National Health Service (NHS) by walking around his garden 100 times. The World War II vet [went / came] up with the idea of raising just £1,000 [to / for] thank NHS staff for helping him with treatment for cancer and a [breaking / broken] hip. Mr Moore set [down / up] a donation page on a [fundraising / foundries] website. He said he would do 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday on April the 30th. His endeavours [caught / trapped] the imagination of the British public, who have been donating millions of dollars a day [to / for] support him. Prince William called him a "one-man fundraising [machine / machination] ".

Captain Moore [completed / competed] his 100 laps on Thursday. He [vowed / wowed] he would not stop walking as long as people are [yet / still] donating. Over half a million people have [signed / singed] a petition for the UK government to [award / reward] a knighthood to Captain Moore. He would then become Sir Tom Moore. The soon-to-be centenarian was [underwhelmed / overwhelmed] by the public response to his [effects / efforts] . He said: "I appreciate it because the object for which we're donating, the NHS, is so important." The UK's "Independent" newspaper [commended / commanded] Captain Tom's efforts but said the government should be funding the NHS. It wrote: "In the [midst / mid] of dark times, stories like these bring lightness. Yet such altruism is a [damning / damming] reflection on the state of our NHS."

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