Captain Tom 100

Following the outpouring of heartfelt messages since the death of Captain Sir Tom Moore on 2nd February 2021, his family pledged to celebrate his life with an event that everyone – in the UK and around the world – can get involved in. We’re now able to announce that the event is: Captain Tom 100! Gingerbread is proud to be inviting our supporters to take part.

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Like many other charities, Gingerbread 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 for charities across the globe.

Captain Tom 100 offers Gingerbread 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, last but definitely not least, his sense of fun.

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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 and going on til 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 outdoors.

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Once supporters have chosen their challenge, they can fundraise or donate to Gingerbread and share their 100 on social media using #CaptainTom100

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