Celebrate Captain Sir Tom's achievements with special fundraiser for Kettering hospice
All participants need to do is dream up a Captain Tom 100 challenge based around the number 100 and do it over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend
Supporters of Cransley Hospice are being invited to take part in a special fundraiser to celebrate the achievements of Captain Sir Tom Moore
Following the outpouring of heartfelt messages since his death on February 2, 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 Kettering's Cransley Hospice Trust is inviting its supporters to take part.
Cransley Hospice Trust, 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 Cransley Hospice Trust supporters, of all ages and abilities, the opportunity to raise funds for the charity while also celebrating Captain Tom’s generosity of spirit, the hope and joy he brought to millions, and his sense of fun.
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, April 30, through to Bank Holiday Monday, May 3.
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 Cransley Hospice 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.”
Louise Preedy, community fundraising manager at Cransley Hospice, said: “Captain Tom gave inspiration and support to so many at a difficult time and touched the hearts of the nation.
"The Captain Tom 100 is a fantastic way for people to get involved and spread the good will in his memory in whatever way they choose, whether it’s 100 star jumps, 100 laps of the pool or 100 steps, by supporting Cransley Hospice they will be making a difference, supporting patients with complex needs and at their chosen place of care at the end of their life."
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