8 April 2021

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 Minstead Trust is proud to be inviting our supporters to take part.

Minstead Trust like many other charities, has been hugely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s had a huge effect, with the cancellation of fundraising events and the closure of its social enterprise businesses for much of the last 12 months.

Captain Tom 100 offers Minstead Trust 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 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 Minstead Trust 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!’

Rory, who lives in Minstead Trust’s residential property at Minstead Lodge, said: ‘I accept the challenge. We can do this.’

Lesley Brooks, Minstead Trust Fundraising Co-ordinator, said: ‘Captain Sir Tom Moore was passionate about inclusion, and Minstead Trust is too, that is why we are really excited about the Captain Tom 100 challenge.

‘We hope that our supporters and their friends can get involved with this exciting event to help raise money for people with learning disabilities, and have fun along the way. The money they raise will help people with learning disabilities to heal their health and wellbeing after a hugely difficult 12 months during the Covid pandemic.’

Find out more at www.minsteadtrust.org.uk/captaintom100

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