Captain Tom 100 Challenge

Man and son smiling at camera giving thumbs up

30 Apr 2021 to 3 May 2021

Your Challenge

Anywhere

Fundraising pledge: Raise what you can

Registration fee: £0

On 6 April 2020, Captain Tom Moore set out round his garden to thank our NHS heroes.

Captain Tom 100 Challenge

One hundred laps later, he'd raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS Covid-19 Appeal.

His simple message of hope – "Tomorrow will be a good day" – inspired millions around the world and brought comfort and joy to so many during the pandemic.

Now it's your turn to build on that legacy. Friday 30 April would have been his 101st birthday and to honour him and his amazing achievements, you’re invited to join people all around the world in the Captain Tom 100 challenge as part of Team GOSH.

How to get involved

Take on a challenge based on the number 100 anytime and anywhere over Captain Tom's birthday weekend. It’s so simple:

  1. Dream up your 100 challenge – whether it’s walking 100 metres, baking 100 cookies or hopping on one leg 100 times, it’s time to get creative!
  2. Take on your challenge any time between Friday 30 April and Monday 3 May.
  3. Set up your fundraising page and help raise vital funds for seriously ill children at GOSH. There’s no minimum fundraising commitment, simply raise what you can.
  4. Shout about your challenge on social media using #CaptainTom100 and encourage others to get involved. Remember to share your fundraising page link wide and far.

What will your 100 be?

Here are a few ideas to kick start your challenge:

  • Bake 100 cookies with your family
  • Read 100 pages of your favourite book
  • Cycle 100 miles
  • Run up and down your stairs as many times as you can in 100 minutes
  • Do 100 bounces on your po-go stick
  • Come up with 100 dance moves
  • Hold a plank for 100 seconds

Need some more inspiration? Download the complete list of 100 ideas here to help get you started.

Why join Team GOSH?

GOSH patients and families need your support now more than ever.

Children still need to come to GOSH for treatment every single day, but their parents are bringing them to the hospital under extraordinary circumstances. What is already a stressful time is even more challenging. But you can help to make the experience easier.

By supporting our charity today, you will help GOSH deliver the practical and emotional support that parents and families need.

Your donation today could help towards:

  • Family accommodation so mums and dads can stay close by while their children undergo treatment.
  • Vital services including the hospital Play team which helps patients understand their treatment and cope with separation from peers and siblings.
  • Social work and multi-faith chaplaincy teams who provide family advice and support now and in the months ahead.

What else do I need to know?

There are no rules – apart from the government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time.

The main thing is to have fun and pledge whatever you can to help seriously ill children at GOSH. They need us and we need you, now, more than ever.

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