Last year, amidst the confusion of a new global pandemic, the world was given a ray of hope by Sir Tom Moore, who used the run-up to his 100th birthday to raise money for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden. Whilst Captain Tom's initial fundraising target was £1000, he gained national media attention and ended up raising a whopping £38.9 million!
Friday 30th April would have been Tom's 101st birthday, and to celebrate, we are participating in a fundraising event that aims to continue his legacy of charitable giving.
The Captain Tom 100 Challenge is a simple and accessible fundraising event that everyone can get involved with.
All you need to do is think of a challenge based around the number 100, and complete it between Friday 30th April and Monday 3rd May.
This could be absolutely anything - you could do 100 star jumps, 100 keepy-uppies, write a 100-word poem, bake 100 cakes or even walk 100 laps of your garden just like Captain Tom himself.
We have our very own Disability Sports Coach Captain Tom 100 fundraising page, where you can sign up to fundraise for us through the challenge, or donate.
So, get thinking of your Captain Tom 100, sign up to fundraise and share your 100 challenge on social media, using #CaptainTom100 and tagging us! We can't wait to see what you dream up!