Captain Tom 100 - Do it your way for Cerebral Palsy Cymru

April 06 2021

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

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 Cerebral Palsy Cymru is proud to be inviting our supporters to take part. 

We, like many other charities, have been hugely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. It has had a catastrophic effect on the charity sector, with the cancellation of thousands of fundraising events and the loss of billions in income.

Captain Tom 100 offers our supporters, of all ages and abilities, the opportunity to raise crucial funds for Cerebral Palsy Cymru, 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 to take part in the Captain Tom 100 Challenge. 

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 Cerebral Palsy Cymru, and 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!”

Rachel Morgan, Head of Income Generation for Cerebral Palsy Cymru, is thrilled that the charity once again has the opportunity to take part in the national fundraising campaign. 

Last year, we were absolutely delighted that so many of our families and supporters took part in the 2.6 challenge in aid of Cerebral Palsy Cymru. Together, they raised over £15,000 in just a few days and it was wonderful to see the range of challenges that everyone came up with. We hope that our families and supporters decide once again to take on the 100 challenge in aid of Cerebral Palsy Cymru and together, we can hopefully raise lots of money to ensure that 'tomorrow will be a better day' for children and families across Wales living with cerebral palsy.

Find out more at CaptainTom100.com or visit our Captian Tom 100 fundraising hub. 

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