Charity challenge inspired by Captain Tom Moore

Nottinghamshire charity Reach is looking for people to take part in the Captain Tom 100 challenge.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 11:50 am
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 11:57 am
British World War II veteran Captain Tom Moore completed 100 laps of his garden in a fundraising challenge for healthcare staff that has "captured the heart of the nation", raising more than £13 million (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

To take part all you need to do is dream up a challenge, do it 100 times and fundraise for Reach.

Whether it’s baking 100 cakes or doing 100 press-ups, whatever it is, you are invited to do it your way.

The challenges should be completed between Friday, April 30, and Monday, May 3, which would have been Captain Tom’s 101 birthday weekend.

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The Captain Tom 100 celebrates Captain Tom’s generosity of spirit, the hope and joy he brought to millions, and his sense of fun.

To set up a page linked to the campaign and raise money for Reach go to

You can email [email protected] if you would like to discuss any ideas and don’t forget to share your fundraising pages with your friends, family and Reach so it can share your wonderful achievements and help raise valuable funds to support people with learning disabilities in Nottinghamshire.

Reach supports people with learning disabilities across Nottinghamshire with five centres across Newark, Southwell and Mansfield.

Reach Mansfield offers clients a variety of fun, challenging and stimulating activities that build confidence and encourage a healthier lifestyle.

Based at the St. John’s Centre, the five-day service offers an exciting learning programme.

Current weekly courses include cookery classes, computing courses, dance sessions, art classes and programmes designed to promote fitness and support healthier choices

Reach is currently running a blended service of carefully controlled in person classes as well as zoom sessions.

For more information about its day service visit and you can find out more about the event at