7 April 2021

Captain Tom 100 challenge

Southampton Hospitals Charity supporters invited to celebrate Captain Sir Tom’s achievements in special fundraising event

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 Southampton Hospitals Charity is proud to be inviting our supporters to take part.

Southampton Hospitals Charity, like many other charities, has been hugely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s had a catastrophic effect, with the cancellation of thousands of fundraising events and the loss of income.

At Southampton Hospitals Charity, we bring people together to raise life-changing funds for University Hospital Southampton – the South Coast’s leading healthcare provider. From specialist services to pioneering research, our incredible supporters enhance care, experience and outcomes for thousands of patients every year.

Captain Tom 100 offers our 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 Southampton Hospitals Charity, 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!”

Kelly Metcalfe, Events Manager for Southampton Hospitals Charity, said:

As an NHS Charity supporting the fourth largest hospital in the UK, our NHS heroes have seen first hand the impact that Covid-19 has had on the hospital and our community. Now that lockdown is beginning to lift, it is time to get creative with your challenges and the chance to reconnect with friends and family.”

Support your local hospital today but creating your own Captain Tom 100 challenge!”

Find out more at CaptainTom100.com or sign up here.

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