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calendar20 April 2021

Author: Hayley Tearall

Captain Tom 100 challenge: 26 easy fundraising ideas

Captain Tom 100 challenge: 26 easy fundraising ideas

The Captain Tom 100 challenge is on everyone’s lips right now. Back in 2020, 99-year-old veteran Captain Tom Moore took on 100 lengths of his garden to raise money for the NHS in the middle of a global pandemic. Not only did he raise a mind-blowing £32.8million*, he became the nation’s favourite hero.

Now it’s your turn! Will you take on the Captain Tom 100 challenge and raise money for CAP in honour of Captain Tom’s legacy?


Take on the Captain Tom 100 Challenge for CAP

Whether you want to do something as a family or individually, here are some ideas to get you thinking about what Captain Tom 100 Challenge might work for you.


Do something physical

Taking part in a physical challenge is one of the most common and easy ways to raise money for charity. Why not follow in the footsteps of Captain Tom himself, who did 100 lengths of his garden, for your own Captain Tom 100 challenge? Whether it’s running, skipping or cycling that takes your fancy, by getting moving you can make a difference.

1. Do 100 star jumps

2. Do 100 skips with a rope

3. Climb 100 stairs (or 100 flights of stairs if you’re feeling brave)

4. Run 100m (why not challenge your friends/family to see who can do it the quickest?)

5. Do 100 cartwheels

6. Do 100 press ups

7. Attempt 100 keepy-uppies

8. Score 100 football or basketball goals

9. Walk or cycle 100 laps around the block or your local park

10. Google ‘group yoga poses’ and try recreating them as a family (upload your photos to social media to inspire your friends – and don’t forget to tag us!)

11. Climb 100 flights of stairs

12. Have a 100-minute dance party. Stream it on your social media and encourage people who tune in to donate!

13. 100 minutes of skipping

14. Walk 100km

15. Juggle for 100 seconds (or 100 minutes!)


Creative activities

If you love to get creative, why not put your skills to good use and come up with your own creative Captain Tom 100 challenge? You don’t have to be an artist, either – just have some fun! If you need some inspiration, give one of these a go.

16. Do 100 rows of knitting

17. Decorate 100 cupcakes or biscuits (and drop them round to your loved ones)

18. Paint or draw 100 postcard-sized pictures (why not post them to your friends?)

19. Tie dye 100 t-shirts and sell them

20. Text 100 friends to let them know what you love about them (or pick 10 friends and write 10 things you like about them – that definitely makes 100, right?)

21. Write and post 100 cards or letters for a more old-fashioned way to let people know you’re thinking of them


Quiet activities

Maybe you like your own company or are in need of some down-time. Perhaps you find being quiet difficult, and one of these ideas could be a good Captain Tom 100 challenge for you. Slowing down is important for our mental wellbeing, so you’re doing yourself a favour as well as raising money for a good cause!

22. Do a sponsored silence for 100 minutes (get the kids involved too!)

23. Write 100 short poems

24. Plant 100 seeds or bulbs (really take your time and focus on the present moment)

25. Read 100 pages of a favourite book, or a book that’s completely different to your usual genre

26. Go for a walk in the countryside and take photos of, or write down, 100 beautiful things you find. (You could use this as a chance to practise thankfulness, which is proven to improve mood and wellbeing!)


We hope these ideas have inspired you to get involved and raise money for CAP through your very own Captain Tom 100 Challenge. So, what will your Captain Tom 100 Challenge be?

Take on the Captain Tom 100 Challenge for CAP

Don’t forget to share what you get up to on social media with the hashtag #CaptainTom100 – and tag us so we can cheer you on!

Happy fundraising!




*£39.3million including Gift Aid

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