On 6 April 2020, Captain Tom Moore set out around his garden to show support and thanks to our incredible NHS heroes. One hundred laps later, he'd raised an astonishing £38.9 million for the NHS Covid-19 appeal.
Captain Tom's message is one that we also have at Willow - the message of HOPE "Tomorrow will be a good day". As well as raising millions of pounds, he also inspired millions around the world with hope and joy which so many needed during such a difficult and challenging time.
On Friday 30 April Sir Captain Tom would have been celebrating his 101st birthday and in honour of him and his amazing achievements, we would love everyone, of all ages and abilities, to take part in the #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!"
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.
- Think up your 100 challenge. It can be anything you like – from walking 100 metres to baking 100 cakes or writing 100 letters
- Take on your 100 any time between Friday 30 April and Monday 3 May
- Fundraise or donate to Willow or The Captain Tom Foundation
- Share your 100 on social media using #CaptainTom100
Share your 100 and inspire hope! #CaptainTom100
Whether you're doing 100 keepy-uppies, walking 100 steps on your hands or telling 100 jokes, you'll be helping Willow to continue to spread hope with Special Days and Special Treats to seriously ill young men and women when they need it the most.
Encourage your family and friends to take up the challenge and join #TeamWillow
Help inspire the next generation of Captain Toms by sharing your pictures and videos on social media, using the official hashtag #CaptainTom100 & #TeamWillow