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Captain Tom 100

On 6 April last year, Captain Tom Moore completed 100 laps of his garden raising an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS Covid-19 appeal. Now, Captain Tom's family is working with the Virtual London Marathon to raise money for UK charities hit by the pandemic.  

Friday 30 April would have been Captain Tom's 101st birthday and to honour him and his amazing achievements, The Captain Tom Foundation would love everyone, of all ages and abilities, to take part in the Captain Tom 100.

Everyone is invited to take on a challenge around the number 100 anytime and anywhere over Captain Tom's birthday weekend. It's so simple. Here's how it works:

  • Think up your 100 challenge. It can be anything you like – from walking 100 metres to baking 100 cakes or writing 100 letters
  • Take on your 100 challenge any time between Friday 30 April and Monday 3 May
  • Fundraise or donate to the charity of your choice or The Captain Tom Foundation
    Share your 100 on social media using #CaptainTom100

Here at LAA, we'll be thinking of our own little challenge. We would love your support. Or, maybe you have a bright idea of your own that would generate funds for our animals. You can set up your own fundraising page, or donate to ours here. 

Captain Tom's simple message of hope – "Tomorrow will be a good day" – inspired millions around the world and brought comfort and joy to so many during the pandemic.