Colonel Tom Moore praises Miranda’s efforts to raise funds for the NHS

COLONEL Tom Moore has praised a west Wiltshire teenager who is trying to raise £1 million to support the NHS during the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis.

Sixteen-year-old Miranda Meldrum, from Westwood, was one of four people the Colonel thanked for their efforts to support the NHS on his 100th birthday last week.

Miranda said: “It really is quite an honour. I was inspired to launch my own appeal following Colonel Tom’s 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday to raise funds for the NHS.”

Miranda has so far raised £3,651 for the NHS Charities Together by walking 100 laps on her treadmill at home.

At the age of 13, she suffered a catastrophic brain stem haemorrhage that left her unable to walk or talk.

She has since made an amazing recovery thanks to the NHS and her own determination.

To donate to Miranda’s £1 million appeal target, go to www.gofundme.com/f/1zbe5ywx00

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