Captain Tom 100 – Everyone’s Invited

Friday 30th April 2021 would have been Captain Sir Tom Moore’s 101st birthday and the one-year anniversary of the remarkable celebrations following his famous ‘100 laps of his garden’ that raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS.

Tom’s simple message of hope – “Tomorrow will be a good day” – resonated around the globe during some of the darkest days of the pandemic, bringing light and comfort to millions worldwide. Following the outpouring of heartfelt messages since his death on 2nd February, his family pledged to celebrate his life with an event that everyone, in the UK and around the world, could get involved in to celebrate Captain Tom’s generosity of spirit, the hope and joy he brought to millions, and his sense of fun. And that event is the Captain Tom 100.

Captain Tom 100

Everyone of all ages and abilities is invited to dream up and take on a challenge around the number 100 any time and anywhere over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend, Friday 30 April and Monday 3 May. It could be walking 100 steps, 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 outside.

How to get involved

It’s so simple. All you need to do is dream up your Captain Tom 100, fundraise for Emmanuel House and share your 100 on social media.

  1. Come up with your Captain Tom 100 idea.
  2. Set up a Virgin Money Giving or Just Giving page using the links below:
    Just Giving.
    Virgin Money Giving.
  3. Or download the Captain Tom 100 fundraising pack and use the sponsorship form for friends and family.
  4. Send us an email to let us know your idea and send us the link to your fundraising page: rosie.needhamsmith@emmanuelhouse.org.uk.
  5. Ask your friends and family to sponsor you.
  6. Complete your 100 challenge any time between Friday 30 April and Monday 3 May.
  7. Share your 100 and inspire hope! Whether you’re juggling for 100 seconds, building 100 sandcastles or climbing 100 steps, we’d love to see it. Help to inspire the nation by sharing pictures or videos of your 100 on social media, using the hashtag #CaptainTom100 and don’t forget to tag @emmanuelhousesupportcentre so we can see it too!

Good luck to everyone involved!

Feel free to share these images on social media to let everyone know about your Captain Tom 100.