A CHARITY-BASED in West Lancashire is inviting its supporters to take part in a national fundraising event to celebrate the achievements of Captain Sir Tom Moore.
Following the outpouring of heartfelt messages since the death of Captain Sir Tom Moore on February 2, his family has pledged to celebrate his life with an event that everyone, in the UK and around the world, can be involved in.
That event is the Captain Tom 100 and the Natalie Kate Moss Trust, based in Parbold, is pleased to be involved.
The charity was set up in 2012 by the Moss family after Natalie’s death at the age of 26 following a sudden Brain Haemorrhage.
Focusing on turning this tragedy into something positive, the trust supports ground-breaking research into the prevention and treatment of brain haemorrhages to stop more tragedies occurring. Like many other charities, it has been hugely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Captain Tom 100 offers Natalie Kate Moss Trust 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 anytime 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 the Natalie Kate Moss Trust 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!”
Fiona Moss, co-founder of the Natalie Kate Moss Trust, said: “This is a really exciting and fun opportunity to celebrate the achievements and life of the incredible Captain Tom and to help his family achieve this legacy. We hope that all our supporters will join in and think of some fun challenges around the number 100 so that, together, we can really capture the generosity of spirit that Captain Tom brought to the nation one year ago.”
Find out more at CaptainTom100.com or visit the Natalie Kate Moss Trust Captain Tom 100 donation page.