The Mix supporters are invited to take part in #CAPTAINTOM100 to celebrate Captain Tom’s legacy

Holly Turner (she/her)
Editorial Communications Manager
Captain Toms challenge graphic with a photo of Sir Captain Tom

The Mix is proud to be one of the chosen charities to receive direct support from The Captain Tom Foundation through the national fundraising event #CaptainTom100. The money raised during the first May Bank Holiday weekend will help The Mix to support young people and their mental health as we emerge from the pandemic.

Captain Tom 100 offers The Mix 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 simple. We’d love to see people participating with the people they live with – family, partners and housemates welcome! 

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 30 April through to Bank Holiday Monday 3 May. 

What could I do to take part?

  • 100 small acts of kindness
  • Scoring 100 goals
  • Dancing 100 TikTok dances
  • Photographing 100 trees
  • Telling 100 jokes
  • Baking 100 cakes
  • Climbing 100 stairs
  • Hopping 100 laps of the garden
  • Building 100 sandcastles
  • Writing a 100-word poem
  • Flipping 100 pancakes

Once supporters have chosen their challenge, they can fundraise or donate to The Mix, and share their 100 on social media, using #CaptainTom100 and @TheMixUK. 

How to start fundraising 

Chris Martin, CEO at The Mix said:

“We are incredibly proud to be chosen with Place2be and Young Minds as one of the charities being supported by The Captain Tom Foundation as part of their #CaptainTom100 fundraising event. It’s clear that the mental health of young people has been challenged by the pandemic. With The Captain Tom Foundation’s help we will scale up the emotional support we offer to young people in the UK.”

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!” 

Resources to help you raise money

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Published on 15-Apr-2021

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