Captain Sir Tom Moore’s fundraising efforts inspired the nation during the first coronavirus lockdown – now his family are urging Brits to carry on his legacy with the Captain Tom 100 challenge.
The then-99-year-old kicked off his fundraising efforts a year ago on Tuesday. His bid to walk 100 laps around his garden before his 100th birthday to raise cash for NHS workers touched hearts across the UK and around the world as he raised £38.9 million for the NHS Covid-19 appeal.
Brits are being tasked to follow in Captain Sir Tom’s footsteps after he lost his life to the coronavirus in February. The veteran’s family have urged Brits to take on their own 100-themed challenge on the weekend of what would have been his 101st birthday on Friday April 30.
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“We want people to go crazy and create their own 100 – a challenge around the number 100,” Captain Sir Tom’s daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore told the BBC.
“Because he was 100 and he was so proud to be 100.