COLONEL Tom Moore was made an honorary member of the Lord's Taverners this week in honour of his £32million fundraising effort for the NHS.

The Lord's Taverners is the official charity for recreational cricket and the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, and the organisation said Colonel Moore embodied what they were all about.

The 100-year-old was given an honorary promotion from captain to colonel as part of his birthday celebrations last week.

Former England captain and trustee Mike Gatting delivered a commemorative bat and tie to mark the occasion of Colonel Moore receiving his honorary membership from the Lord's Taverners.

"Colonel Tom's efforts captured the hearts of the nation and his dedication and commitment to a cause that touches us all, that makes him a great role model to the country and all the young people we support on our programmes," explained Lord's Taverners CEO Paul Robin.

"His family are long-term supporters of the charity which is why we are delighted to be able to present him with an honorary membership."