Covid-19 Crisis

A 100-year-old man has raised more than £250,000 for coronavirus relief by walking while fasting for Ramadan.

Dabirul Islam Choudhury, from St Albans, challenged himself to walk 100 laps of his garden during the Islamic holy month, which ends on Saturday.

Mr Choudhury wants the donations to help people affected by coronavirus in the UK and Bangladesh.

He was inspired by World War Two veteran Captain Sir Tom Moore, who raised nearly £33m for charity.

Capt Tom, who is now 100, began walking 100 laps of his 80-metre garden on 26 April to raise money for NHS Charities Together.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer praised Mr Choudhury’s effort as “incredible” in a Tweet and added he was “an inspiration to us all”.

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