Friday 30th April 2021 would have been Captain Sir Tom Moore’s 101st birthday and the one-year anniversary since he completed his famous 100 laps of his garden raising a staggering £38.9m 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.
Do it your way!
Everyone is invited to take on a challenge around the number 100 anytime and anywhere over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend. It’s so simple.
- Dream up your 100 challenge. It can be anything you like – from walking 100 laps of your garden just like Captain Tom, to baking 100 cakes or singing for 100 minutes Here are some ideas to get you started.
- Take on your 100 any time between Friday 30 April and Monday 3 May
- Donate or fundraise for Home-Start Wandsworth
Whether you’re doing 100 keepy-uppies, swimming 100 lengths or telling 100 jokes, you’ll be helping us to support vulnerable families when they need it most. So please encourage your family and friends to take up the challenge and together we can ensure Captain Tom’s legacy lives on.
Help inspire the next generation of Captain Toms by sharing your pictures and videos on social media, using #CaptainTom100 and don’t forget to tag us @homestartwandsworth