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Captain Tom 100











Friday 30 April would have been Captain Sir Tom’s 101st birthday and is the one-year anniversary of the extraordinary celebrations that followed the conclusion of his fundraising walk that raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS.

Following the outpouring of heartfelt messages since his death on 2 February, Captain Sir Tom’s 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 Captain Tom 100 and Sydenham Garden is proud to be inviting our supporters to take part.

Sydenham Garden, like many other charities, has been hugely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, with the cancellation of many fundraising events and the loss of income.

Captain Tom 100 offers Sydenham Garden supporters, of all ages and abilities, the opportunity to raise crucial funds for our 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 you need to do is dream up a Captain Tom 100 challenge based around the number 100 and do it 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 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. It’s your chance to do it your way!

Once you’ve chosen your challenge, you can choose to set up your own page and fundraise or make a donation direct to Sydenham Garden by selecting the Fundraise or Donate button on the Captain Tom 100 website. Just choose Sydenham Garden as your nominated charity and get started!

You can also share your 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!


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