World War II veteran, Private Joseph Hammond, has been thrown into the world of ecstasy after receiving a complimentary letter from Prince Harry of the British Royal family.
The letter came after Private Joseph Hammond, 95, set a charity walk mission for himself to raise funds for frontline workers in the coronavirus fight and has so far raised £35,054, an equivalent of GH¢254,166.
The war hero was inspired by Captain Tom Moore, who raised more than £30million for the UK Health Service amidst the pandemic.
Prince Harry, who met Private Hammond at a ceremony last year, has praised the veteran’s mission in a letter he personally wrote to him.
Reacting to the letter in a video clip, the war hero reads an extract and says
“Wow, it is marvellous.”
He gives a thumbs up and says
“this is a surprise for me, the Queen’s own palace. I will show it to my niece.”
Private Hammond aims to raise £500,000 through his Just Giving page.
Like hundreds of thousands of Africans, he fought for Britain in the Second World War.
I received a letter from Prince Harry today.This is such a wonderful surprise. It is absolutely marvellous and I will hold this in my heart forever. I will like to thank Prince Harry for this amazing gift. @RoyalFamily @TheRCSAfrica @GUBAFOUNDATION @forceshelpafri1 @UKinGhana pic.twitter.com/2LBXlLnq3L
— pte.hammond (@pte_hammond) June 12, 2020