Captain Tom Moore becomes GQ's oldest cover star as he receives Inspiration Of The Year Award

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Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 11:57AM

After an incredible year raising millions for charity and receiving a knighthood from the Queen, Captain Sir Thomas Moore has now become a glossy fashion magazine cover star.

The beloved WWII veteran - who raised over £32million for the NHS by walking laps of his garden – has just become the oldest and arguably the most dapper British GQ cover star as the publication awarded him the Inspiration Of The Year award as part of the Men Of The Year issue.

Moore, who was made an honorary colonel on his 100th birthday, appears on the cover of GQ's January/February 2021 issue wearing a tuxedo and draped in a Union flag, his medals proudly on display.

Speaking about the honour he said: "Well, that’s something special, isn't it? And maybe next year, I'll be the oldest again!"

Dylan Jones, Editor of GQ, said: "If this year shows us anything, it’s that hope can come from the places you wouldn't expect. Captain Sir Tom Moore is the absolute embodiment of our Inspiration award for 2020 and we couldn't be prouder to celebrate him at the upcoming GQ Men Of The Year Awards."

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Moore set out on his epic charity mission on April 8, setting himself the target to walk 25 metres around his garden 100 times before his 100th birthday.

He beat this target by April 16 and his modest target of raising £1,000 was smashed. He now holds the Guinness World Record for "most money raised by charity walk (individual)."

He also released a charity single, 'You'll Never Walk Alone,' with singer Michael Ball, which reached number one in the charts, making him the oldest artist ever to have a UK number one single.

Moore was made a Knight by the Queen in the sun-soaked gardens of Windsor Castle in July, after being personally recommended by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for the knighthood.

Johnson hailed the war veteran as a national treasure and a "beacon of light" during the current coronavirus pandemic.