21 April 2021
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 the charity that supports Shropshire’s acute hospitals is proud to be inviting its supporters to take part.
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) Charity, like many other charities, has been hugely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a catastrophic effect, with the cancellation of thousands of fundraising events and the loss of billions of pounds in income.
The Captain Tom 100 offers supporters of SaTH Charity, which raises money for the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, 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.
How it works
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 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 SaTH Charity and share their 100 on social media, using the hashtag #CaptainTom100
Julia Clarke, Director of Corporate Services, at SaTH, said: “Captain Sir Tom was a complete inspiration to us all and he did more than anyone to raise vital funds to support NHS patients, staff and volunteers during this crisis, when help was most needed.
“He also inspired so many people to take on their own challenges, from running marathons to swimming lakes, so this seems a fitting tribute to this extraordinary gentleman.”
Find out more at www.sath.nhs.uk/about-us/charity/captain-tom-100-challenge
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.”