Friday 30 April 2021 would have been Captain Sir Tom Moore’s 101st birthday and the one-year anniversary of the extraordinary celebrations following the conclusion of his famous 100 laps of his garden that raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS. Tom’s simple message of hope – “Tomorrow will be a good day” – resonated around the globe during some of the darkest days of the pandemic, bringing light and comfort to millions worldwide.
Following the outpouring of heartfelt messages since his death on 2 February, his family pledged to celebrate his life with an event that everyone, in the UK and around the world, could get involved in to celebrate Captain Tom’s generosity of spirit, the hope and joy he brought to millions, and his sense of fun. And that event is the Captain Tom 100.
Everyone – of all ages and abilities – is invited to take on a challenge around the number 100, any time and anywhere over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend, starting on Friday 30 April through to Bank Holiday Monday 3 May. That 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. It’s your chance to do it your way!
We at Cancer Research Wales believe that today’s research is tomorrow’s health, and are dedicated to funding world-class research to create a better future for cancer patients in Wales. However, we cannot do this alone and rely on the generosity of the people of Wales to help us ensure fewer people feel the fear and heartbreak of cancer.
Cancer Research Wales is looking for supporters to take on this special Captain Tom 100 challenge, whilst helping to raise funds and awareness to support our vital and life-saving research.
Ready to get involved?
It’s so simple. All you need to do is dream up your Captain Tom 100 challenge, and then complete the enquiry form below!
A member of the fundraising team will be in touch to issue you with your fundraising pack, and off you go! Your bespoke fundraising pack will include:
- Fundraising hints and tips, branded sponsor forms and Just Giving advice.
- Dedicated point of contact to support you through the entire process.
- Regular event updates and ideas.
- Information on Cancer Research Wales and our latest research projects.
- An opportunity to create a better future for cancer patients in Wales, and their families.
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