Written by on 12th April 2021

Following the outpouring of heartfelt messages since the death of Captain Sir Tom Moore on 2nd 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 #CaptainTom100 and Hope Rescue is proud to be inviting our supporters to take part.

Coronavirus has had a direct impact on Hope Rescue’s fundraising activity, with nearly all events cancelled or postponed. The charity shop in Pontypridd was closed back in February after the devastating floods caused by Storm Dennis and has been closed for most of 2020 due to the refurbishment and COVID restrictions.

Captain Tom 100 offers Hope Rescue supporters, of all ages and abilities, the opportunity to raise crucial funds for the dog rescue charity, 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.

How it works

It’s so simple. All participants need to do is dream up a 100 for Hope challenge based around the number 100 and do it at anytime 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 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 Hope Rescue, and share their 100 on social media, using #CaptainTom100

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!”

Cheryl George Fundraising Manager Hope Rescue said “We are so excited to join this incredible movement and we are enormously grateful that the Moore family have opened the challenge to support so many causes, including Hope Rescue. Now more than ever, dogs in crisis situations and their owners who may be giving up their beloved pets due to their own ill health or changes in their circumstances, need our support. We really cannot wait to see what amazing 100 anything’s our supporters think up.

To find out more visit www.hoperescue.org.uk/100-for-hope or get in touch fundraising@hoperescue.org.uk or call 01443 226659

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