Banbury area charity seeking supporters for Captain Tom 100 fundraising challenge
Following the outpouring of heartfelt messages since the death of Captain Sir Tom Moore on February 2, his family pledged to celebrate his life with an event that everyone in the UK could be involved in. That event is the Captain Tom 100 and Katharine House Hospice has invited their supporters to take part.
Throughout the pandemic, the hospice has been hugely impacted by Covid-19 with the closure of its six charity shops and the cancellation and reduced capacity for many of its fundraising events.
Cherida Plumb, community events and fundraising manager, said: "We’re so delighted to be part of the Captain Tom 100 challenge, giving all our supporters, no matter what their age and ability, the opportunity to raise crucial funds for Katharine House, 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."
Here's how the Captain Tom 100 event works.
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 the 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 Katharine House 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!"
Find out more at Katharine House Hospice: https://www.khh.org.uk/Event/captain-tom-100