Veterans With Dogs invites supporters to take part in Captain Tom 100 special fundraising event

Mary Youlden
Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 9:11pm

Following the outpouring of heartfelt messages since the death of Captain Sir Tom Moore on 2 February, his family pledged to celebrate his life with an event that everyone, in the UK and around the world, could be involved in. That event is the Captain Tom 100 and Veterans With Dogs is proud to be inviting our supporters to take part. 

Veterans With Dogs, like many other charities, has been hugely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s had a catastrophic effect, with the cancellation of thousands of fundraising events and the loss of billions in income.

Captain Tom 100 offers Veterans With Dogs supporters, of all ages and abilities, the opportunity to raise crucial funds for our charity, while at the same time celebrating Captain Tom’s generosity of spirit, the hope and joy he brought to millions, and his sense of fun.

How it works

It’s so simple. All participants need to do is dream up a Captain Tom 100challenge based around the number 100 and do it at any time and anywhere over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend – starting on Friday 30 April through to Bank Holiday Monday 3 May.

The challenge 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. 

Once supporters have chosen their challenge, they can fundraise or donate to Veterans With Dogs, and share their 100 on social media, using #CaptainTom100 

Captain Tom’s daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, said: “We are so grateful for the incredible support we have received since my father started his record-breaking fundraising walk and that his message of hope was shared with the world. Captain Tom was very proud to be able to leave behind the growing legacy of his Foundation. We know he would love the idea of inviting everyone to get involved and share their Captain Tom 100 so that together we can ensure ‘Tomorrow will be a good day’. We look forward to celebrating with you on what would have been his 101st birthday weekend – it’s going to be fun!” 

Commenting on the fundraising initiative, Craig MacLellan, Chief Executive of Veterans With Dogs said: “Like everyone else we were in awe of Captain Sir Tom Moore’s achievements during the first lockdown and we jumped at the chance to be involved with this fundraising challenge. What a fantastic way to honour his memory and raise much-needed funds for charities throughout the UK.

“Our very own Chrissie has already pledged to complete 100 laps of a dog agility course dressed as Positive Paws, a dog mascot costume. We are sure there are many more creative ways that people can get involved with the Captain Tom 100 and we look forward to hearing all about them!”

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