Hospice supporters invited to celebrate Captain Sir Tom

Hospice supporters invited to celebrate Captain Sir Tom

by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Following the outpouring of heartfelt messages since the death of Captain Sir Tom Moore, his family pledged to celebrate his life with an event that everyone could be involved in.

That event is the Captain Tom 100 – and St  Joseph’s Hospice is proud to be inviting their 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 opportunity to raise crucial funds for the 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.

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 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 hospice’s website.

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