Captain Tom 100

From Date:
Friday, April 30, 2021

To Date:
Monday, May 3, 2021

Any time

Your home or local area

On what would have been his 101st birthday, The Captain Tom Foundation are asking everyone to take part in a special event called Captain Tom 100 to honour Captain Tom, as well as continuing his legacy of hope by fundraising for your chosen charity. 

It's super simple to join in! Just take on a challenge around the number 100, anytime and anywhere over Captain Tom's birthday weekend (30th April - 3rd May) and get your friends and family to sponsor your efforts. 

Do it your way

Great news - you don't need to be a marathon runner or an elite athlete to take part – this is a challenge for all ages and abilities. Here's how:

1. Think up an activity based around the number 100. It can be absolutely anything you like; 100 handstands, 100 metre sprint even a 100 minute silence. Once you have your 100 locked in, join the challenge via: JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving

2. Share your fundraising page with everyone you know and ask them to support your challenge by making a donation.

3. Complete your challenge any time between Friday 30th April and Monday 3rd May.

4. Join the nationwide community by sharing your 100 on social using #CaptainTom100 

NB Please follow Government guidelines around social distancing and exercising safely :) 

We'll support you

We're excited to see what everyone chooses for their 100 challenge and we'll be showing our support to all those who fundraise for us and tag us in to social posts using @momentumcharity.

We've also decided to award a prize in the following categories:

  • Our youngest #CaptainTom100 challenger 
  • Our oldest #CaptainTom100 challenger 
  • The most unique #CaptainTom100 challenge
  • Best team challenge
  • Most funds raised 

If you think your 100 challenge could be a winner, let us know by emailing us on

How does your fundraising help?

£5 Could restock a hospital fridge with ice lollies and cold drinks to help soothe a child suffering with the side effects of chemotherapy.

£15 Could fund a creative activity pack for a sick child, to enjoy at home, in hospital or as part of our art therapy service

£60 Could pay for a music or play therapy session for a child in their own home or virtually, helping them to explore and express their feelings around their illness. 

£150 Could allow a family to have a respite break on board our riverboat ‘Moments on the River’, an ideal escape from stresses of everyday life.