Captain Tom 100

Date: 
30 Apr 2021 - 8:00am to 3 May 2021 - 10:00pm
Host: 
WheelPower

Captain Tom 100

From Friday 30th April to Monday 3rd May WheelPower will be joining charities across the country to celebrate the amazing achievements of Captain Tom and everyone's invited to take part. 

Get involved and raise funds in support of WheelPower and help us ensure tomorrow will be a good day! 

His simple message of hope inspired millions around the world and brought comfort and joy to so many during the pandemic and now it’s your turn to build on that legacy. Friday 30 April would have been his 101st birthday and to honour him and his amazing achievements, The Captain Tom Foundation would love everyone, of all ages and abilities, to take part in the Captain Tom 100.

  • Think up your 100 challenge. Do it your way, it can be anything you like!
  • Take on your 100 anytime and anywhere over Captain Tom's birthday weekend (Friday 30 April and Monday 3 May)
  • Fundraise and donate to WheelPower. Help us to transform the lives of more disabled people through sport and physical activity. 
  • Share your 100 on social media using #CaptainTom100 #WheelPowerChallenge 

"The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in income. At a time when vulnerable members of society need them most, charities have had to cut services, furlough staff and some have even shut down. Captain Tom stepped up to help, taking on his famous walk to support the NHS Covid-19 appeal and inspiring millions to donate to the cause. Now the Captain Tom 100 is offering everyone the chance to raise funds for the charity of their choice or for The Captain Tom Foundation." (Just Giving)

Do it Your Way! Captain Tom 100 Challenge Ideas:

Whether you’re pushing 100 laps of your garden, riding 100 miles on your bike, walking 100 steps on your hands, or telling 100 jokes, we want to hear about it! Here are a few ideas you could take on ... 

  • 100 laps of the garden.
  • 100 cup cakes baked.
  • 100 bounces of a basketball.
  • 100 keepy uppies. 
  • 100 metre hill climb! 

100 ideas to get you started (.pdf) 

... Whatever you choose to do and however much you raise WheelPower will be here to support you throughout. With your help, we will together be raising vital funds to support more disabled people benefit from sport and physical activity in the UK. Thank you in advance and we look forward to hearing all about your challenges soon. 

How to start fundraising:

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to fundraise for WheelPower. It’s simple:

  • Set up a fundraising page on JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving.

  • Ask your friends and family to sponsor you.

  • Complete your 100 challenge any time between Friday 30 April and Monday 3 May

Thank you for your support and have fun!

Set Up a JustGiving Page

Set up a Virgin Money Giving Page

"Wonderful to have your support WheelPower. We can't wait to see your challenges. Good luck!" - The Captain Tom Foundation

Find out more about The Captain Tom Foundation ... 

Captain Tom united the nation and gave hope when it was needed most. The Captain Tom Foundation has been set up to ensure Tom’s message of hope becomes a lasting legacy:

Find out more about the Captain Tom Foundation

Celebrate the amazing achievements of Captain Tom and fundraise for charity:

Find out more about the Captain Tom 100

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