WISHH Charity supporters invited to celebrate Captain Sir Tom’s achievements in special fundraising challenge
New fundraising initiative over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend of Friday 30th April to Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May to celebrate his life and amazing achievements.
Captain Tom 100 invites people all over the world to take on a challenge based around the number 100 to raise funds for charity.
Following the outpouring of heartfelt messages since the sad passing of Captain Sir Tom Moore on 2nd 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 WISHH Charity is proud to be inviting our supporters to take part.
WISHH Charity, like many other charities, has been hugely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s had a catastrophic effect, with the cancellation of thousands of fundraising events and the loss of billions in income.
Captain Tom 100 offers WISHH Charity supporters, of all ages and abilities, the opportunity to raise crucial funds for our 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
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 30th April through to Bank Holiday Monday 3rd 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 WISHH 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!”
As the official charity of Hull Hospitals, we were able to see first-hand just how inspiring Captain Tom’s fundraising was and continues to be. At WISHH, we’re so proud to get behind this amazing campaign to honour the work that Captain Tom did to make a difference to the fantastic hardworking NHS staff and hospitals all over the country including Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital. We were absolutely blown away by the support of our local community from the very start of the pandemic and we can’t wait to see how our community takes on the Captain Tom 100 Challenge to make a difference to our hospitals. We’re always excited to see what our supporters are up to. Share your story with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! If you would like any further information about the campaign or the work that WISHH does, please email us at helloWISHH@hey.nhs.uk.