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Captain Tom 100

Take on a challenge between Friday 30 April – Monday 3 May

Everyone is invited to celebrate Captain Tom’s amazing achievements in a special event over his birthday weekend.

Friday 30 April 2021 would have been Captain Sir Tom Moore’s 101st birthday and the one-year anniversary of the extraordinary celebrations following the conclusion of his famous 100 laps of his garden that raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS. Tom’s simple message of hope – “Tomorrow will be a good day” – resonated around the globe during some of the darkest days of the pandemic, bringing light and comfort to millions worldwide.

Following the outpouring of heartfelt messages since his death on 2 February, his family pledged to celebrate his life with an event that everyone, in the UK and around the world, could get involved in to celebrate Captain Tom’s generosity of spirit, the hope and joy he brought to millions, and his sense of fun.

And that event is the Captain Tom 100.

Captain Tom 100

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on all charities, including YMCA Essex, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in income. At a time when vulnerable members of society need them most, charities have had to cut services, furlough staff and some have even shut down. Captain Tom stepped up to help, taking on his famous walk to support the NHS Covid-19 appeal and inspiring millions to donate to the cause.

Now ‘Captain Tom 100’ is offering everyone the chance to raise funds for the charity of their choice or for The Captain Tom Foundation.

Everyone – of all ages and abilities – are invited to take on a challenge around the number 100 any time and anywhere over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend, starting on Friday 30 April through to Bank Holiday Monday 3 May. That 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 outside.

There are no rules (apart from the Government guidelines on how to stay safe during this time).

Celebrate the extraordinary spirit of Captain Tom your way and help your favourite charity

Join our Captain Tom 100 Justgiving page

Share your 100!

Whether you’re doing 100 steps or baking 100 cakes, we’d love to see it!

It’s so simple. All you need to do is dream up your Captain Tom 100, fundraise or donate to YMCA Essex or The Captain Tom Foundation, and share your 100 on social media, using #CaptainTom100

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