Contributed by EACH (East Anglia Children's Hospice's)
27/04/2021 - EACH (East Anglia Children's Hospice's)
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 East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) is proud to be inviting our supporters to take part.
EACH, like many other charities, has been hugely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. It has had a dramatic effect, with the cancellation of many fundraising events and closure of shops.
Captain Tom 100 offers EACH supporters, of all ages and abilities, 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’s so simple. 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 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 EACH, 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!”
Becky Redbond, EACH Events Fundraising Manager, said: “Captain Sir Tom Moore captured the hearts of everyone in 2020 and I know his efforts inspired some of our supporters who have raised thousands of pounds for us over the last year. This weekend is a fantastic opportunity to honour and celebrate Captain Tom’s memory, and we hope this is something people across East Anglia will have fun taking part in, knowing at the same time they’ll be making a much-valued contribution towards the provision of care and support for some of the region’s most vulnerable families.”
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