Current Fundraising Initiatives
Captain Tom 100 Challenge
Friday 30th April 2021 would have been Captain Sir Tom Moore’s 101st birthday and the one-year anniversary of the extraordinary celebrations following the conclusion of his famous 100 laps of his garden that raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS.
Following the outpouring of heartfelt messages since his death on 2nd February, his family pledged to celebrate his life with an event that everyone, in the UK and around the world, could get involved in to celebrate Captain Tom’s generosity of spirit, the hope and joy he brought to millions, and his sense of fun – The Captain Tom 100 Challenge (https://captaintom.org/captain-tom-100).
Everyone – of all ages and abilities – is invited to take on a challenge around the number 100 anytime and anywhere over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend, starting on Friday 30th April through to Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May. That 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 outside. Some more ideas attached for inspiration!
It’s really simple. All people need to do is dream up their Captain Tom 100, fundraise or donate to the charity of your choice or The Captain Tom Foundation, and share their 100 on social media, using #CaptainTom100.
You can fundraise by searching for Special Olympics Great Britain and setting up a page here.