Join us for the Captain Tom 100 Challenge
Published on 12 April 2021 12:28 PM
Following the announcement by daughter of Captain Sir Tom Moore, Hannah Ingram-Moore, that to celebrate Captain Tom Moore’s amazing achievements and mark what would have been his 101st birthday, everyone is invited to take part in a fundraising challenge, Age UK Solihull are inviting supporters to join in and raise money for them.
Between Friday 30 April and Monday 3 May, people are invited to follow in Captain Tom’s footsteps and mark what would have been his 101st birthday by setting themselves a “100” themed challenge. This could be anything from walking 100 metres to baking 100 cakes, scoring 100 goals, cycling 100 miles, writing a 100-word poem or a 100 themed challenge of their own.
Many people were inspired by Captain Tom, when on 6 April 2020, he set out round his garden to thank our NHS heroes. One hundred laps later, he'd raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS Covid-19 appeal.
His simple message of hope – "Tomorrow will be a good day" – inspired millions around the world and brought comfort and joy to so many during the pandemic.
Lorraine Hart, Fundraising Manager at Age UK Solihull, says, “We were all moved by Captain Tom’s mammoth effort last year and were sad to hear of his death earlier this year. This “100” challenge is a great legacy to him.
"Older people in Solihull need our help as much as ever, with many feeling even more lonely and isolated during this latest lockdown and many will have lost confidence in going out and connecting with their community. We hope to be here for many years to come to be able to support them, but like many other charities, we need to be able to raise money to pay for our services, and this has been difficult over the last 12 months. We hope the good people of Solihull will get creative and join in this challenge. All money raised for Age UK Solihull stays in Solihull, as we are a local charity”.
If you decide to join our team, please upload any photos to social media tagging @ageuksolihull and using the hashtag #CaptainTom100