UHNM Charity is encouraging its supporters to take part in a special fundraising event celebrating the life of Captain Sir Tom Moore and raise funds for their local hospitals.
Following the outpouring of heartfelt messages since the death of Sir Tom 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 UHNM Charity is proud to be inviting its supporters to take part.
Captain Tom 100 offers UHNM Charity supporters, of all ages and abilities, the
the opportunity to raise funds for UHNM 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 UHNM 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!”
Lisa Thomson, Director of Communications and Charity at UHNM added: “UHNM Charity is really excited to launch this challenge in partnership with the Captain Tom Foundation and we are encouraging as many of our supporters, local people and staff as possible to get involved. Thanks to his incredible fundraising achievements, Captain Tom already has a legacy here at UHNM, and this challenge is a fantastic way to pay tribute to the great man whilst raising funds for UHNM Charity.”
For more information contact the UHNM Charity office on 01782 676444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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