A year ago Captain Sir Tom Moore started walking 100 laps of his garden. His determination inspired the nation to support his challenge and resulted in millions donated to the NHS. His simple message “Tomorrow will be a good day”  also brought hope to so many of us during difficult times.

On what would have been his 101st birthday on 30 April, Captain Tom’s family wish to celebrate his generosity of spirit. They are inviting people across the country to take part in the Captain Tom 100 Challenge and support charities of their choice or the work of the Captain Tom Foundation.

How it works

Everyone – of all ages and abilities – can take part!

All you need to do is think up a Captain Tom 100 challenge based around the number 100. This can be done at any time and anywhere over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend – starting on Friday 30 April through to Bank Holiday Monday 3 May.

The challenge could be walking for 100 minutes, skipping 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 outside. The only limit is your imagination.

How do I get involved?

Once you have chosen your challenge, you can either fundraise or donate to support HELP’s work via our Virgin Money Giving page on the link below.

Get started here 






Don’t forget use the hashtag #CaptainTom100 and to tag us in any social media posts to help share the word and invite more donations.

How will my donations be spent?

Even when restrictions ease, life will sadly not return to anything near normal for some of us in our community. Covid-19 has unfortunately taken a big toll on our mental and physical health, not to mention left many of us struggling financially. That’s why we’ve pledged to continue to be ‘Here to HELP’  in Harrogate and Ripon in the wake of Covid-19. Our amazing volunteers offer support both on a practical and emotional level to anyone who needs us. In the face of huge demand for our services, we’re asking for your help to support our work.

Thank you