Golf Community Encouraged to Join the Captain Tom 100 Challenge
Members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf are encouraging the golf community to help celebrate Captain Sir Tom Moore’s life in a new fundraising initiative.
Announced today, 6 April, Captain Tom’s family are inviting the world to celebrate his life, his generosity of spirit, the hope and joy he brought to millions, and his sense of fun by taking part in a new fundraising initiative over what would have been his 101st birthday weekend – Friday 30 April to Bank Holiday Monday 3 May.
The Captain Tom 100 invites everyone to dream up a challenge based around the number 100 and complete it anytime and anywhere over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend to raise funds or donate to The Captain Tom Foundation or another charity of their choice.
All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf Chairman, Member of Parliament for North Warwickshire Craig Tracey said “the Captain Tom 100 is a fitting tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore’s achievement last year. It captures his spirit, his compassion, and his determination. Golf and golfers are known for their generosity through the game and there are so many ways that good causes can be supported through the theme around 100 on and off the course. I encourage all to think of something they can do to share that spirit of Captain Tom and help raise funds for a good cause.”
In a statement released today announcing the fundraising campaign, 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 and the Captain Tom 100 feels like the perfect way to celebrate the hope and joy we know he inspired in so many. He would have loved the idea that everyone could get involved and that together we would ensure that ‘Tomorrow will be a good day’. We look forward to celebrating with you and seeing how you do the Captain Tom 100 – your way.”
Once supporters have chosen their Captain Tom 100 challenge, they are invited to fundraise or donate to The Captain Tom Foundation or another charity of their choice and share their 100 on social media, using #CaptainTom100.
For more information visit www.captaintom100.com.