Hospice supporters invited to celebrate Captain Tom in special fundraising event

April 06

• New fundraising initiative over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend of Friday 30 April to Bank Holiday Monday 3 May to celebrate his life and amazing achievements
• 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 St. Joseph’s Hospice is proud to be inviting our supporters to take part.

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

Captain Tom 100 offers St. Joseph’s Hospice supporters, of all ages and abilities, the
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 is so simple. 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.

Once supporters have chosen their challenge, they can fundraise or donate to St. Joseph’s 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!”

Zoë Furnivall, fundraiser at St. Joseph’s Hospice, said: “We are very excited to take part in the Captain Tom 100 to celebrate the achievements of this incredible man and we hope that all our supporters will join in by thinking up some fun and exciting challenges around the number 100. Together, this will really capture the generosity of spirit that Captain Tom brought to the nation one year ago. What a wonderful tribute and a fantastic way to mark what would have been Captain Tom’s 101st birthday weekend.”

Find out more at CaptainTom100.com or visit the St. Joseph’s Hospice Captain Tom 100 donation page.