The ME Association are asking our supporters to take part in the Captain Tom 100 Challenge, which will take place over the next Bank Holiday weekend – which would have been the weekend of his 101st birthday.
His daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, is urging people round Britain to create their own challenge themed around the number 100 to raise money for the Captain Tom Foundation or a charity of their choice.
The number 100 throws up ideas for challenges that could suit every level of fitness and ability.
You might want to cycle 100 miles, see how far you can walk in 100 minutes, swim 100 lengths of your local pool, sing for 100 minutes, juggle for 100 seconds or skip 100 times.
Or, if you’re a chatterbox who loves talking, try keeping silent for 100 minutes. Cardsharps could challenge their housemates to play 100 games of Snap. Learn how to say ‘I love you’ or ‘Hello’ in 100 different languages. Even walk 100 laps round your own garden.
Make it novel, make it achievable over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend from 30 April to 3rd May and don’t forget to tell all your neighbours and friends what you’re doing.
“We want to thank the Captain Tom Foundation for backing this exciting weekend challenge in memory of Britain’s most successful fundraiser of recent times. He gave the nation hope and joy when we were most troubled by the pandemic.ME Association fundraiser Tony Britton
‘Please help make the ME Association’s tomorrow – and the future of everyone with this devastating illness –tremendously uplifting and exciting!”
To set up your own Captain Tom 100 fundraiser, please visit here.
If you are unable to create your own Captain Tom 100 Challenge, then please make a donation instead. Go this link and select ‘ME Association’ as your charity of choice.
Use this hashtag when you go online with your fundraiser: #CaptainTom100