Captain Tom’s 100 Challenge

Captain Tom, what's your 100?

Building a legacy of unity and hope
Friday 30 April would have been Sir Captain Tom’s 101st birthday and it’s one year since he completed his inspired 100 garden laps, raising £38.9 million for the NHS. Captain Tom’s message of hope “tomorrow will be a good day” resonated with people all over the globe. His kindness and life achievements will never be forgotten.

Celebrating Captain Tom’s community spirit
The pandemic has deeply impacted UK charities, at a time when vulnerable members of society have needed our support the most. Mental Health charities are needed now, more than ever, and Tom’s 100 Challenge offers us the chance to raise vital funds for local services, so please join us this month.

Need some inspiration?
Everyone, of all ages and abilities, can get involved with this special event focused on the number 100. You can “do anything 100” as a solo or group challenge. Here are some great ways to get involved – have fun and feel free to do it your way!

  • Walk 100 laps of your garden
  • Bake 100 cupcakes
  • Cycle 100km with your friends and family
  • Eat 100 skittles
  • Make 100 origami flowers
  • Sing for 100 seconds to your neighbours
  • Deliver an online class to 100 people
  • Tell 100 jokes
  • Write a 100 word poem with your classmates

How to get involved?

1. Dream up your Captain Tom 100 activity
2. Choose Manchester Mind as your charity when creating your 100 fundraising page. Sign up today on ONE of the preferred platforms below…

Captain Tom 100 Just Giving

Captain Tom 100 Virgin Money Giving

3. Share your 100 on social media. Tag us and add hashtag #CaptainTom100

Thank you for being inspired by Captain Tom’s community spirit and kindness in aid of our local services – together we can ensure that “tomorrow will be a good day”.


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