Frank’s Finish Line Fundraiser
1367. Frank Mills
Frank Mills, aged 6, from Bristol, has spina bifida and only started walking 18 months ago.
Inspired by the fundraising challenge of Captain Tom Moore he has been doing 10 metres every day with his walking frame and has already raised more than £280,000 for NHS charities.
In a personal letter to Frank, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:
“Every day I say thank you to someone in our country for doing something special. And today I want to say thank you to you!
“Your daily walks are an amazing fundraising feat.
“I know you have watched Captain Tom on the television and I think you are brave and brilliant just like him.
“Well done and thank you for all you have achieved for our wonderful NHS!”
Frank’s mother Janet said:
“What started as a very simple, spur of the moment response to seeing Captain Tom Moore do his fundraising walk, with the hope of raising £99, has become an incredible amount of money raised for an excellent charity by people very generously responding to Frank’s effort. As a family we’ve been utterly overwhelmed not only by the amount of money given but by the lovely messages of support and encouragement left on his just giving page. I feel thanks really should go to all those who made it happen!”
Frank added that the award was “Cool!”