99 year-old British world war veteran Captain Tom Moore has hit the news lately for his record fundraising for the NHS by walking around the care home that he is in.
However Captain Tom has said that is only the first phase of his fundraising attempt but states that the next phase is the most dangerous.
He told Newry Spud:
“While I saw action on the front lines in Germany and France that is nothing compared to the next part of my NHS fundraising. I am going to attempt to walk from the bottom of the Meadow to the top end of Derrybeg and onto the Camlough Road.
I have heard that British soldiers don’t usually get to walk around that area without fear of being shot but I am sure that times have moved on and the good people of Derrybeg will come out and cheer me on and maybe bring me out refreshments on the way.”
Meanwhile Newry’s Saoradh An Iúir party spokesman Peadar Browning-Beretta insists they will protest any such fundraising attempt stating:
“I’ll get him from the Meadow to the Camlough Road no bother. On the bonnet of my fucking car.”