Captain Tom 100

Wednesday 7th April 2021

New fundraising initiative over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend of Friday 30 April to Bank Holiday Monday 3 May to celebrate his life and amazing achievements.

Celebrating Captain Sir Tom Moore’s life

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 the RAF Central Fund (RAFCF) is proud to be inviting our supporters to take part.

The RAF Central Fund, like many other charities, has been hugely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s had a catastrophic effect, with the cancellation of vital fundraising events and the loss of significant amounts of investment income.

Captain Tom 100 offers RAFCF 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.

The Captain Tom 100

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.

RAFCF Captain Tom 100

How to get involved

The challenge can be anything but as the RAF charity for sport we would encourage our supporters to take on a physical challenge such as walking 100 steps or running 100 metres, scoring 100 goals, climbing 100 stairs – or something else of your choosing, inside or out!

Once supporters have chosen their challenge, they can fundraise or donate to the RAF Central Fund 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!”

RAF Central Fund CEO, Ross Perriam, said:

“Everyone was completely blown away by Captain Tom’s amazing fundraising achievements last year and it is extremely fitting that his legacy can be taken forward in such an inspired way. We really hope that our supporters can get behind this Captain Tom 100 challenge, not only to fundraise for the RAF Central Fund but to benefit from the sense of wellbeing and accomplishment that comes with taking on a physical challenge for charity. As a military charity that works to safeguard the health and wellbeing of serving personnel through sport and physical activities, we know just how important that is.”

Find out more at the RAF Central Fund website.

RAF Central Fund

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