Abbeyfield residents take part in Captain Tom 100
Residents of Abbeyfield took on a range of challenges to ‘Get to 100’ as part of the Captain Tom 100 campaign last weekend (30th April – 3rd May 2021).
Created and organised by The Captain Tom Foundation, Captain Tom 100 is a challenge where everyone is invited to take on an activity or task themed around the number 100 - anytime and anywhere over what would have been Captain Tom's 101st birthday weekend.
People were encouraged to take on anything they like – from walking 100 metres to baking 100 cakes or writing 100 letters – as long as it was based on the number 100. Challenges took place across Abbeyfield from Friday 30th April and Monday 3rd May.
What inspired Captain Tom 100?
On 6 April 2020, Captain Tom Moore set out round his garden to thank frontline workers and raise money for the NHS. 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. Captain Tom 100 was inspired by the idea that others can build on his legacy, ensuring it lives on. Taking on such challenges also helps to inspire the next generation of Captain Toms!
Far and wide, people shared their photos of their 100 challenges using the hashtag #CaptainTom100. There were some truly amazing and inspiring challenges – and some more humorous ones; like Dame Judi Dench’s 100 maltesers challenge, yum!
(Photo shows residents of speedwell court who baked 100 cakes and hit 100 golf balls)
How Abbeyfield residents got involved
At Abbeyfield, we asked our residents to choose their own way to ‘Get to 100’ as part of the Captain Tom 100. From planting 100 seeds, to walking 100 steps – our residents got stuck in any way they the felt was right for them.
We’ve collected a few snaps from some of the amazing challenges Abbeyfield residents took on!
We’d like to say a huge well done to everyone who took part in Captain Tom 100!