Captain Tom’s daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, has admitted the “adventure” her father has gone on through his efforts has reinvigorated him.
“No words can express our gratitude to the British public for getting behind Tom, for making this into a heartfelt story,” she said.
“He’s a stoic Yorkshireman, he’s an unruffled straight-down-the-line kind of person and has embraced this adventure as the next stage of his life.
“I believe that life is all about purpose, we all need purpose, and, whilst he’s had a life full of purpose, he did fall and break his hip and became much less independent than he had been for the preceding 98 years, and what you have done, the British public, and everyone who’s supported him, is giving him his next purpose.
“He is articulate, he’s alive, he’s doing this and I think he’ll do this until everyone says, ‘Stop, don’t do it any more’.”