Following the outpouring of heartfelt messages since the death of Captain Sir Tom Moore on 2 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 South Tees Hospitals Charity is proud to be inviting its supporters to take part.
South Tees Hospitals Charity, like many other charities, has been hugely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Captain Tom 100 offers South Tees Hospitals Charity supporters, of all ages and abilities, the opportunity to raise crucial funds for local hospitals, while at the same time celebrating Captain Tom’s generosity of spirit, the hope and joy he brought to millions, and his sense of fun.
How it works
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, as long as it complies with social distancing rules.
Once supporters have chosen their challenge, they can fundraise or donate to South Tees Hospitals Charity, and share their 100 on social media, using #CaptainTom100 and tag in @STeesCharity
Ben Murphy, Head of South Tees Hospitals Charity said: “We are so grateful for the incredible support South Tees Hospitals Charity has received since Captain Tom started his record-breaking fundraising walk and that his message of hope was shared with the world.
“I’m sure Captain Tom 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 hope you’ll join the thousands of people around the world taking part in Captain Tom 100 and spread his message of hope while raising much-needed funds for South Tees Hospitals Charity”.
Find out more at CaptainTom100.com or to start your fundraising journey visit: https://captaintom100.justgiving.com/get-involved?charityId=109261