Welcome to our #captaintom100 fundraising page! Here you will find all you need to know about this fundraising long weekend taking place from Friday 30th April – Monday 3rd May. If you have always wanted to fundraise for Lollipop but didn’t know where to start this is a great event to be involved in because it’s quick and easy to set up your 100 challenge and start raising money!
What is the Captain Tom 100?
Friday 30th 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 2nd 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 30th April through to Bank Holiday Monday 3rd 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 outside.
It’s so simple. All you need to do is dream up your Captain Tom 100, fundraise or donate to the charity of your choice or The Captain Tom Foundation, and share your 100 on social media, using #CaptainTom100
Find out more at CaptainTom100.com
Set up your fundraising page
Simply follow the link below to quickly create your fundraising page with Virgin Money Giving. Your page will automatically be linked to Lollipop and set up with Captain Tom 100 branding and information. All you have to do is add some information on the challenge you have chosen and copy the links you will be given so you can share your fundraising page easily with family and friends. Don’t forget to share your fundraising with Lollipop too by tagging us in your social media posts using @lollipopyork and using the hashtag #captaintom100
We can’t wait to see your Captain Tom 100 challenges – good luck and thank you for your support!