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Age UK BRWF supporters invited to celebrate Captain Sir Tom’s achievements

Published on 26 April 2021 05:10 PM

AGE UK BRWF SUPPORTERS INVITED TO CELEBRATE CAPTAIN SIR TOM’S ACHIEVEMENTS IN SPECIAL FUNDRAISING EVENT

Captain Tom 100 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 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 Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch & Wyre Forest is proud to be inviting our supporters to take part.

Age UK BRWF like many other charities, has been hugely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s had a catastrophic effect, with the cancellation of thousands of fundraising events and the loss of billions in income.

Captain Tom 100 offers Age UK BRWF supporters, of all ages and abilities, the opportunity to raise crucial funds for our charity, 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
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 any time 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 Age UK BRWF 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!”

Jo Hughes, speaking on behalf of Age UK BRWF, added “Tackling loneliness was a cause that was close to Captain Tom’s heart, as it is to us at Age UK BRWF. As part of this challenge, ‘Team Age UK BRWF’ are planning to walk a collective 100 Miles to help raise awareness of loneliness and why our Befriending service and groups, including Bromsgrove Men In Sheds, Amphlett Hall Computer Clubs, Tulip Tree Friendship Group and the Redditch Social Groups and Activities are so important, and why we need to ensure that these services and activities can restart as soon as restrictions allow and that we have the funding to ensure that they can continue and develop. We will be sharing updates on our social media pages as Team Age UK BRWF’s attempts it 100 Mile Challenge - if you would like to support us in our efforts, then please donate via our Captain Tom 100 page.”

Find out more at CaptainTom100.com or visit Age UK BRWF’s 100 Mile Challenge page.

Get Involved

To find out more about the different ways you can get involved and support us, call us on 01527 570490 or email: enquiries@ageukbrwf.org.uk