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06-04-2021
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New initiative to celebrate the life of Captain Sir Tom

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 and the Captain Tom 100 feels like the perfect way to celebrate the hope and joy we know he inspired in so many. He would have loved the idea that everyone could get involved and that together we would ensure that ‘Tomorrow will be a good day’. We look forward to celebrating with you and seeing how you do the Captain Tom 100 – your way.”

Captain Tom would have turned 101 on Friday 30 April 2021.

Charities across the board have 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 an estimated £10 billion in income leading to charities unable to provide services at a time when vulnerable people need them most. A significant number of charities have had to use the government's job retention scheme and restructure teams while reducing services. Many charities are still in desperate need of financial support.

Thousands of schools across the UK and overseas will be encouraged to get involved, with resource packs available for teachers online, a host of suggested activities for different age groups and certificates to download for children who take part.

The Captain Tom 100 is organised by The Captain Tom Foundation with London Marathon Events and supported by the Mass Participation Sports Organisers (MSO), adam&eveDDB, LiveWire Sport and Studio Republic (all working pro bono).