Take on a Captain Tom 100 challenge for a Kingston children's charity!

By Ellie Brown - Local Democracy Reporter

9th Jul 2021 | Local News

The Captain Tom 100 logo
The Captain Tom 100 logo

Help raise money for a Kingston children's charity by taking part in a Captain Tom 100 fundraising challenge this bank holiday.

Momentum children's charity supports families across South West London, Surrey and West Sussex whose children are facing cancer or a life-challenging condition.

The organisation is one of many taking part in a national fundraising effort inspired by the late Sir Captain Tom Moore, who raised over £30 million for the NHS last year.

The challenge takes place this bank holiday weekend, from Friday 30 May to Monday 3 May.

How to get involved:

  1. Think up an activity based around the number 100. It can be absolutely anything you like; 100 handstands, 100 metre sprint even a 100 minute silence. Once you have your 100 locked in, join the challenge via: JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving .
  1. Share your fundraising page with everyone you know and ask them to support your challenge by making a donation.
  1. Complete your challenge any time between Friday 30th April and Monday 3rd May.
  1. Join the nationwide community by sharing your 100 on social using #CaptainTom100

What the money raised will go towards:

- £5 could restock a hospital fridge with ice lollies and cold drinks to help soothe a child suffering with the side effects of chemotherapy.

- £15 could fund a creative activity pack for a sick child, to enjoy at home, in hospital or as part of our art therapy service

- £60 could pay for a music or play therapy session for a child in their own home or virtually, helping them to explore and express their feelings around their illness.

- £150 could allow a family to have a respite break on board our riverboat 'Moments on the River', an ideal escape from stresses of everyday life.

Sharing your fundraiser and winning prizes!

Momentum charity are keen to see what people choose for this challenge and will be showing support to everyone who takes part - just tag @momentumcharity when posting about your fundraising event.

Feel free to tag @KingstonNub as well - we'd love to see any fundraising efforts for this great local cause!

The charity will also be giving out prizes for its fundraisers, in the following categories:

- Youngest #CaptainTom100 challenger

- Oldest #CaptainTom100 challenger

- The most unique #CaptainTom100 challenge

- Best team challenge

-Most funds raised

If you think your 100 challenge could be a winner, just email [email protected]

Happy fundraising, and happy bank holiday!

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