Get Involved in the Captain Tom 100


by Andy Stevenson

Captain Tom Moore inspired the nation. His simple message of hope – “Tomorrow will be a good day” – brought comfort and joy to so many during the pandemic.

Above all he showed that whoever you are, you can make a difference.

Captain Tom ended up raising £38.9 Million by walking laps of his garden. Now, it’s our turn to continue his legacy.

All you need to do is dream up a challenge based around the number 100, and do it between Friday 30th April and Monday 3rd May.

You could walk 100 laps of your garden just like Captain Tom, swim 100 lengths, sing for 100 minutes even eat 100 chocolates. There are no rules (apart from Government guidelines on the roadmap out of lockdown) and it’s open to everyone. Do it your way, for Reverse Rett.

There has never been a more important time to fundraise for Reverse Rett. The pandemic has decimated community fundraising and with the Centre for Personalised Medicine in Rett Syndrome (CPMRS) running at full throttle throughout the crisis, funds are desperately needed.

I’m going to do 100 ‘chest to the floor’ burpess non-stop. What could you do to raise money for the CPMRS and Rett Syndrome research? Here’s how to get involved.

Take on a challenge based on the number 100 anytime and anywhere over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend. It’s so simple:

  1. Think up your 100 challenge – whether it’s cycling for 100 miles, baking 100 cookies or hopping on one leg 100 times, it’s time to get creative!
  2. Take on your challenge any time between Friday, 30 April and Monday, 3 May.
  3. Post a photo or video on Facebook, explaining your challenge then simply add a donate button to the post asking for a £2 donation. If you’re not on Facebook then you can set up a Just Giving page HERE or download a Sponsor Form which is still the most effective way to fundraise.
  4. Shout about your challenge on social media using #CaptainTom100 and encourage others to get involved.

Good luck with whatever you choose to do next week. Let’s make Captain Tom’s family proud!