Captain Sir Tom Moore Wins Pride of Britain Award Becoming Oldest GQ Cover Star

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Captain Sir Tom Moore Wins Pride of Britain Award Becoming Oldest GQ Cover Star
Captain Sir Tom Moore Wins Pride of Britain Award. image: Twitter

Captain Sir Tom Moore Wins Pride of Britain Award Becoming Oldest Ever GQ Cover Star.

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Captain Sir Tom Moore has had an incredible year in which he raised millions for NHS charities and received a knighthood from the Queen. To cap it all, he has now become a glossy fashion magazine cover star. The lockdown hero has become the oldest – and arguably the most dapper – British GQ cover star as the magazine awarded him its ‘Inspiration’ award as part of its Men Of The Year issue.

The 100-year-old appears on the cover wearing a tuxedo and draped in a Union flag, his medals proudly on display. Captain Tom became a national hero and raise over £30 million for NHS charities during the height of the first coronavirus wave in the spring when he set himself a walking challenge.

He had originally set out to raise £1,000 by talking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday on 30 April. But his sterling efforts inspired a lock-downed nation looking for good news among the increasingly bleak headlines, and donations and well-wishes soon flooded in.


He was singled out for praise by prime minister Boris Johnson, who said the centenarian had “provided us all with a beacon of light through the fog of coronavirus”.

He said that being on the cover was “something special” and quipped: “Maybe next year, I’ll be the oldest again!” Of his attitude to life, he added: “Negative thoughts don’t seem to be part of me. “I always think of the beneficial things.”



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