Over £20million from the funds raised by Captain Tom Moore has been distributed to NHS charities across the UK.
NHS Charities Together said that each charity has been given £35,000 from the £32.8m fund and a second grant based on the size of the trust they serve.
The charity serving Bedford Hospital, where Tom was treated for a broken hip and skin cancer, and the Luton and Dunstable Hospital (now merged) received £122,500.
Chief executive Ellie Orton told the BBC that the money Captain Tom has raised raised were part of a total of £116m which would support staff, volunteers and patients.
The support includes food and drink, comfortable places for NHS staff to take a break, and the provision of tablet devices so they can keep in touch with friends and family during long shifts.
Ellie added: "We have been completely overwhelmed and delighted by the response our appeal has received."
The BBC adds that among the largest donations so far are £315,000 to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Endowments, £196,000 to Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Charity and £182,000 to University Hospitals Birmingham Charity.
Earlier this week, it was announced that Capt Tom Moore would receive a knighthood for his fundraising efforts which amassed over £32million for the NHS.
The 100-year-old war veteran was nominated by prime minister Boris Johnson who said he had provided the country with "a beacon of light through the fog of coronavirus".
Tom raised over £32m for NHS charities by completing 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday in April. He said he was "absolutely thrilled" and a "great honour" during an appearance on Good Morning Britain.
Captain Tom also announced his plans to set up a loneliness foundation, to help those "who are feeling so very much on their own" during the coronavirus pandemic.
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