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 Captain Tom 100 and Alopecia UK is proud to be inviting our supporters to take part. 

Alopecia UK, like many other charities, has been hugely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s had a catastrophic effect across the charity sector, with the cancellation of thousands of fundraising events. 

Captain Tom 100 offers Alopecia UK 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 participants 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 30th April through to Bank Holiday Monday 3rd 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, telling 100 jokes, cycling 100km, staying silent for 100 minutes, or even walking 100 laps of your garden as an ode to Captain Tom – the possibilities are only limited by your imagination and any social distancing restrictions in place! 

Once supporters have chosen their challenge, they can fundraise or donate to Alopecia UK, 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!” 

Alopecia UK's Operations Manager, Amy Johnson, said: 

"Last year the 2.6 challenge really helped Alopecia UK to raise much-needed funds at a time when the majority of our fundraising activity stopped. A year later, we are sadly still in the position where fundraising activity has not returned to its normal levels and we're not sure when that will happen. Being the small charity we are, national campaigns like this one have the potential to help us enormously! We hope many of our supporters will embrace the spirit of Captain Tom and take part in a Captain Tom 100 challenge to raise funds for Alopecia UK."

To set up your fundraising page, or make a donation, please visit our Captain Tom 100 page here.