The Captain Tom Foundation launches fundraising challenge

06 Apr 2021 News

Captain Tom Moore

The Captain Tom Foundation has partnered with London Marathon Events to launch a new challenge event to raise money for charities. 

Captain Tom 100, a challenge based around the number 100, will raise funds for charities over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend.

Friday 30 April would have been his 101st birthday weekend, and the challenge runs from then until Bank Holiday Monday on 3 May. 

Captain Tom walked 100 laps of his garden which raised £38.9m, including Gift Aid, and today marks one year on from the day he began these laps.

People are being encouraged to think up a challenge based around the number 100 and complete it anytime and anywhere over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend to raise funds for The Captain Tom Foundation or another charity of their choice.

Everyone is encouraged to join in the Captain Tom 100 and “Do it Your Way”. Suggested challenges include walking 100 steps or running 100 metres, scoring 100 goals, baking 100 cakes, climbing 100 stairs, hopping 100 laps of the garden or park, building 100 sandcastles, writing a 100-word poem, or anything else in line with current government social distancing guidelines.

Once supporters have chosen their Captain Tom 100 challenge, they are invited to share their 100 on social media, using #CaptainTom100. 

Captain Tom’s daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, said: “We are so grateful for the incredible support we have received since my father started his record-breaking fundraising walk and that his message of hope was shared with the world.

“Captain Tom was very proud to be able to leave behind the growing legacy of his foundation and the Captain Tom 100 feels like the perfect way to celebrate the hope and joy we know he inspired in so many. He would have loved the idea that everyone could get involved and that together we would ensure that ‘Tomorrow will be a good day’. We look forward to celebrating with you and seeing how you do the Captain Tom 100 – your way.”

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