Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the public, retired veteran soldier Captain Gary Anglin has moved into The Royal Star and Garter military care home.
The 60-year-old, of Hanworth, who served in the British Armed Forces for 40 years and was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour in December 2014, will receive end of life care at the home in Surbiton.
His family, including wife Marjorie, 60, and daughters Marsha Anglin, 42, of Hounslow, and Natasha Anglin, 36, of Hanworth, appealed for help to raise £57,000 so the ex-serviceman could receive round-the-clock care for the one year he has been given to live.
In just 17 days, almost half the amount - £27,500 - has been raised by family, friends, former colleagues and members of the public simply touched by the captain's story.
Eldest daughter Marsha said the family had been overwhelmed by the heartfelt messages and kindness of people which has meant Mr Anglin was transferred from the hospital ward to his new home at the Star and Garter on Tuesday (March 10).
She said: "Some people go so far back in dad's career, he might have been in contact with them briefly, and so many don't know us and they just wanted to donate.
"We want to thank everyone for their generosity, their kind words and their support."
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