2020's charity heroes
Location: Bedfordshire, England
War veteran 'Captain Tom' raised over $40 mln for UK carers
by walking laps of his garden ahead of his 100th birthday
Location: Kent, England
Courtesy: Paula Hudgell
MOTHER OF TONY HUDGELL, PAULA HUDGELL, SAYING: “He saw Captain Tom on the telly doing his challenge with a walking frame. And that's how Tony started out first off with a walking frame. "
Charity donations for 5-year-old Tony Hudgell hit $1.24 mln
after he walked over 6 miles on his prosthetic legs
Location: Girona, Spain
Olympic champion Jan Frodeno completed a full Ironman triathlon
raising over $217,000 for healthcare charities from his home
Location: Isle of Arran
Courtesy: Fraser Aitchison / Big Davy's Challenges
A 59-year-old man hauled an almost 8st barrel
around the Scottish coastline for a mental health charity
Courtesy: OPEN EYES RECORDS/BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT
A charity concert was held on rock icon John Lennon's 80th birthday
"DEAR JOHN" CONCERT ORGANIZER AND BLURRED VISION FRONTMAN, SEPP OSLEY, SAYING: "He always had great hope in his music and incredibly poignant honesty. And those are things that, you know, in the world we live in today are so important."
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Courtesy: Twitter / @DEANJOHNSON__
Some 150 Santa Clauses hopped aboard jetskis
zipping along to raise money for children in care
Location: Beverly Hills, California
K-pop band BTS offered their pastel-hued outfits
from their hit music video "Dynamite" for a charity auction
Whoopi Goldberg hosted a star-studded live concert
honoring 'Nurse Heroes' on Thanksgiving
Courtesy: Nurse Heroes Live!
One Parisian hotel opened its doors to the homeless
with fewer tourists to entertain due to lockdown measures
(SOUNDBITE) (French) MALIAN ASYLUM-SEEKER, IBRAHIM, SAYING:
"When I sleep here everyday, I think about my life. Before I came here to have a place to sleep, it was difficult you know. But I'm here. The day I arrived, I said, great! I see the future."