The Captain Tom 100 event invites people all over the world to take on a challenge based around the number 100 to raise funds for charity.
Following the outpouring of heartfelt messages since the death of Captain Sir Tom Moore on 2nd February, his family pledged to celebrate his life with an event that everyone, in the UK and around the world, could be involved in. That event is the Captain Tom 100 and Blue Skies Hospitals Fund, the charity for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, is proud to be inviting our supporters to take part.
Blue Skies, like many other charities, has been hugely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s had a catastrophic effect, with the cancellation of fundraising events and the loss of income.
Head of Fundraising at Blue Skies, Kila Redfearn, said: “Captain Tom captured the heart of the nation, and to hold this event in his memory is a wonderful legacy. We’d love to see our supporters take part and continue the fundraising that Captain Tom so generously kickstarted.”
Captain Tom 100 offers supporters, of all ages and abilities, the opportunity to raise crucial funds for charity, while at the same time celebrating Captain Tom’s generosity of spirit, the hope and joy he brought to millions.
It’s so simple. All participants need to do is dream up a Captain Tom 100 challenge based around the number 100 and do it at anytime and anywhere over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend – starting on Friday 30 April through to Bank Holiday Monday 3 May.
The challenge could be walking 100 steps or running 100 metres, scoring 100 goals, baking 100 cakes, climbing 100 stairs, hopping 100 laps of the garden, building 100 sandcastles, writing a 100-word poem, flipping 100 pancakes – anything at all, inside or out.
Once supporters have chosen their challenge, they can fundraise or donate to Blue Skies and 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. We know he would love the idea of inviting everyone to get involved and share their Captain Tom 100 so that together we can ensure ‘Tomorrow will be a good day’. We look forward to celebrating with you on what would have been his 101st birthday weekend – it’s going to be fun!”