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PRESS RELEASE: Celebrate Captain Sir Tom’s Achievements

Dorset Mind Supporters are invited to celebrate Captain Sir Tom’s achievements in a special fundraising event…

  • New fundraising initiative over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend of Friday 30 April to Bank Holiday Monday 3 May to celebrate his life and amazing achievements 
  • The Captain Tom 100 invites people all over the world to take on a challenge based around the number 100 to raise funds for charity

Following the outpouring of heartfelt messages since the death of Captain Sir Tom Moore on 2 February, his family pledged to celebrate his life with an event that everyone, in the UK and around the world, could be involved in. That event is the Captain Tom 100 and Dorset Mind is proud to invite our supporters to take part. 

Dorset Mind, like many other charities, has been hugely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s had a catastrophic effect, with the cancellation of fundraising events and the loss of thousands in income. Combined with a dramatic increase in demand for support, this last year has been challenging to say the least.

Captain Tom 100 offers Dorset Mind supporters, of all ages and abilities, the opportunity to raise crucial funds for our charity. At the same time celebrating Captain Tom’s generosity of spirit, the hope and joy he brought to millions, and his sense of fun. 

How it works

It’s so simple. All participants need to do is dream up a Captain Tom 100 challenge based around the number 100 and do it at any time and anywhere over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend. It starts on Friday 30 April through to Bank Holiday Monday 3 May.  

The challenge could be walking 100 steps or running 100 metres, scoring 100 goals, baking 100 cakes, climbing 100 stairs, hopping 100 laps of the garden, building 100 sandcastles, writing a 100-word poem, flipping 100 pancakes – anything at all, inside or out.  

Once supporters have chosen their challenge, they can fundraise or donate to Dorset Mind, and share their 100 on social media, using #CaptainTom100 

Captain Tom’s Daughter praises her father’s legacy

Hannah Ingram-Moore, Captain Tom’s daughter, 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. We know he would love the idea of inviting everyone to get involved and share their Captain Tom 100 so that together we can ensure ‘Tomorrow will be a good day’. We look forward to celebrating with you on what would have been his 101st birthday weekend – it’s going to be fun!” 

Dorset Mind’s CEO, Marianne Storey, said: “We are delighted to be given this chance to keep Captain Tom’s legacy alive and help get us back on track this year, which sees us reach a milestone 75 years supporting Dorset’s mental health. Captain Tom believed in the fundamental kindness of people, which is why we’re asking our communities to dig deep once more and create a fundraiser in his name. It will help us raise essential funds to support, educate and empower local people on their journey towards recovery and maintaining their wellbeing. 

We’d like to add a special thank you to Hannah and her family, for giving Dorset Mind and the UK‘s charities this unique opportunity to continue funding their essential work.  

Join #TeamDorsetMind here.

Find out more at CaptainTom100.com

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