Join the Captain Tom 100 Challenge

Get ready for the Captain Tom 100 Challenge!

Captain Sir Tom Moore’s message that ‘tomorrow will be a good day’ touched millions at the height of the pandemic, with his famous fundraising walk raising nearly £39m for the NHS.

Now the 2021 Captain Tom 100 challenge gives us all a chance to honour Captain Tom’s memory and make tomorrow a good day for a charity we care about – and we’d like to invite you to take part with Livability.

What is the Captain Tom 100 Challenge and how can I take part?

The Captain Tom 100 Challenge is easy – and fun – to do. Everyone, of all ages and abilities, is invited to take on a challenge around the number 100. You could

  • walk 100 steps
  • do 100 wheelchair spins
  • bake 100 cakes
  • declutter 100 items in 100 minutes
  • hop 100 laps of your garden
  • build 100 sandcastles
  • write a 100-word poem
  • walk for 100 minutes
  • Hula hoop for 100 seconds
  • Anything at all, inside or out. It’s your chance to do it your way, for Livability!

How do I take part?

  • Dream up your Captain Tom 100 Challenge – it can be anything you like so feel free to get creative!
  • Film a video of you in portrait format talking about/demonstrating your chosen Challenge
  • Share your Challenge videos on social media, using #CaptainTom100, and encourage others to do the same @LivabilityUK
  • Fundraise or donate to Livability

Stuck for ideas? Download these Challenge ideas to get you started

When is the Captain Tom 100 happening?

On Friday 30 April through to Bank Holiday Monday 3 May – what would have been Captain Tom’s 101st birthday weekend. You can take the Challenge, based around the number 100, any time and anywhere over the weekend, or at any other time if you can’t make that weekend.

Why is Livability taking part?

Captain Tom’s message of hope resonates powerfully with what we do at Livability – enable people with disabilities to thrive. We work to put the things in place that all add up to living well, from caring to independence and from friendship to fun. And at the heart of our services are our nursing and clinical staff, who play a key part in making tomorrow a good day for people with disabilities.

Fundraising events bring in a huge percentage of our charity’s income so pandemic-related cancellations have hit us heavily – because this income usually works hard for us. It enables us to care for children, young people and adults with disabilities, and ensure that for them, tomorrow is a good day.

Create your own fundraising page here and bring your challenge to life>

Support our nurses with your 100 Challenge

Nurses and clinicians are on staff at our specialist rehabilitation centres and some of our residential care homes. Alongside the exceptional dedication of NHS workers that we’ve witnessed, our nurses, clinical staff and teams all stepped up to meet some extraordinary challenges. Across our services, they put the people we care for first and, over long months, went many extra miles to keep people safe, well and happy. By taking on the Captain Tom 100 for Livability, you are helping to ensure that our teams can continue to provide this top-quality, person-centred care and support for some of the most vulnerable in society.


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