People are being encouraged to take part in a fund-raiser this weekend in honour of the late Captain Sir Tom Moore.

Friday, April 30, would have been the 101st birthday of Captain Tom, who died in February after raising a staggering £32,795,065 for charity by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday.

Now his family are asking people to complete their own 100 Challenge from Friday, April 30, to Monday, May 3, to raise money for the UK’s charities and build on his legacy.

The Captain Tom 100 initiative is inviting people to dream up a challenge based around the number 100 and complete it anytime and anywhere over his birthday weekend.

They are asking for any funds raised to be donated to The Captain Tom Foundation or another charity of their choice.

Whether it’s walking 100 steps or running 100 metres, scoring 100 goals, baking 100 cakes, climbing 100 stairs, hopping 100 laps of the garden or park, building 100 sandcastles, writing a 100-word poem, telling 100 people “Tomorrow will be a good day”, flipping 100 pancakes – anything at all, inside or outside (but in line with current government social distancing guidelines).

Here are some ideas of what you have planned:


If you’re planning on taking part this weekend or just want to donate, all the information is on The Captain Tom Foundation website.