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Challenge launched to mark Captain Tom's milestone birthday

 

Captain Tom 100 invites people all over the world to take on a challenge based around the number 100 to raise funds for charity

A new fundraising challenge has been created in the memory of Captain Tom.

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 Crowdfunder is delighted to be inviting fundraisers to take part to raise money for the Captain Tom Foundation, or any other charity of choice, on their platform.

Captain Tom 100 offers supporters, of all ages and abilities, the opportunity to raise crucial funds for either the Captain Tom Foundation or for any other charity on the Crowdfunder platform (over 24,000 charities available) 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 30 April through to 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 create a fundraising page or donate to support either The Captain Tom Foundation or a charity of their choice. Then, simply share their 100 challenge 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!”

Duncan Parker, Crowdfunder’s charity and philanthropy director, stated: “Crowdfunder is delighted to be supporting the Captain Tom 100 challenge and to help ensure that Tom’s message of hope lives on. Captain Tom gave 100% in his life and we echo that sentiment on Crowdfunder by giving 100% of funds raised to charity, so we don’t charge a platform or transaction fees. Anyone fundraising or donating via our site can do so safe in the knowledge that ‘Crowdfunder gives 100%’.”

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