Porthleven AFC's first-team squad has clubbed together to make a donation to the NHS.

The team has donated £431.25 worth of fines accrued in the 2019/20 season towards Captain Tom Moore, who walked 100 lengths of his back garden to mark his 100th birthday and raise money for NHS Charities Together, which supports NHS staff and volunteers caring for Covid-19 patients.

Captain Tom has continued to walk and has raised more than £27 million pounds, having smashed the original target of £500,000. More than one million people have donated to his campaign.

"We're all inspired by his resilience and determination and selfless acts," Porthleven co-manager Jamie Thomson said.

"He's an inspiration for us all in that you can get out there and make the best of the situation, and that's kind of how the players responded."

The idea of donating to Captain Tom's fund using the money raised from the club's fines pot was mooted by midfielder Charlie Young, who took it to club captain and 'finesmaster' Chris Wormington, with the rest of the squad – as well as Thomson and his fellow co-manager Graham Blake – all endorsing the decision.

The donation is all the more impressive given that Porthleven's season was cut short after the FA opted to null and void the 2019/20 campaign, meaning the Fishermen will miss out on the income from their eight outstanding home games – equating to almost half a season's worth of home fixtures.

"I think we all need as many good news stories as we can get at the minute," Thomson said. "Compared to what Captain Tom has raised it's a drop in the ocean, but I just felt really proud of the boys.

"We were looking forward to playing as many fixtures as we could to get the bank [at their Gala Parc ground] filled out with people and money into the club.

"That's all been taken away but the first thing people have thought to do is think, 'We're not suffering as badly as other people are right now, so what can we do to help?' I think you can see it is a really noble gesture."

You can donate to Captain Tom's cause on his online fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tomswalkforthenhs