Fifth Trust News


Captain Tom 100 challenge

07 April 2021

The Fifth Trust is proud to be part of Captain Tom 100, the fundraising challenge celebrating the life and incredible achievements of Captain Sir Tom Moore.

Taking place over the weekend of 30 April to Bank Holiday Monday 3 May to mark what would have his 101st birthday, the challenge is the idea of Captain Sir Tom’s family. Following the outpouring of heartfelt messages after his death in February, they pledged to ensure his legacy endured through an event that everyone could take part in and that would benefit charities all over the country impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic through the cancellation of fundraising events and drop in income.

Captain Tom 100 offers The Fifth Trust’s supporters, of all ages and abilities, the opportunity to raise crucial funds for our work supporting adults with learning disabilities while at the same time celebrating Captain Tom’s generosity of spirit, the hope and joy he brought to millions, and his sense of fun.

To take part, all you need to do is come up with an idea based around the number 100 and do it over the challenge weekend. It could be walking 100 steps, baking 100 cakes, climbing 100 stairs, writing a 100-word poem or anything else that takes your fancy. You can create a fundraising page here and share your 100 on social media using the hashtag #CaptainTom100.

Students at The Fifth Trust are also getting involved by doing their own 100 challenges, which we will share on Facebook. If you would like to sponsor them, please donate here.

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. 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!”

Captain Sir Tom Moore’s decision to walk 100 laps of his garden to support the NHS during the pandemic became a global phenomenon which raised an incredible £38.9 million. His simple message of hope – ‘tomorrow will be a good day’ – resonated around the globe, bringing light and comfort to many during the darkest days of the pandemic.

Captain Tom 100 is organised by The Captain Tom Foundation with London Marathon Events. You can find out more on the challenge website