Golf community encouraged to join the Captain Tom 100 Challenge

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf are calling on the sport to get behind a new fundraising initiative Members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf are encouraging the golf community to help celebrate Captain Sir Tom Moore’s life in a new fundraising initiative. Captain Tom's family have invited the world to mark his life, generosity of spirit, and remember the hope and joy he brought to millions last year by setting a challenge on what would have been his 101st birthday weekend - Friday, April 30 to Bank Holiday Monday, May 3. The British Army officer, and national hero, raised more than £30 million for NHS Charities Together during the first Covid lockdown when he walked 100 lengths of his garden by his 100th birthday. Now, the Captain Tom 100 invites everyone to dream up a challenge based around the number 100 and complete it anytime and anywhere over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend to raise funds or donate to The Captain Tom Foundation or another charity of their choice. Craig Tracey, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf, said: "The Captain Tom 100 is a fitting tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore’s achievement last year. It captures his spirit, his compassion, and his determination. "Golf and golfers are known for their generosity through the game and there are so many ways that good causes can be supported through the theme around 100 on and off the course. "I encourage all to think of something they can do to share that spirit of Captain Tom and help raise funds for a good cause.” Captain Tom's daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, said in a statement: "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 and the Captain Tom 100 feels like the perfect way to celebrate the hope and joy we know he inspired in so many. "He would have loved the idea that everyone could get involved and that together we would ensure that ‘Tomorrow will be a good day’. We look forward to celebrating with you and seeing how you do the Captain Tom 100 – your way.” Once supporters have chosen their Captain Tom 100 challenge, they are invited to fundraise or donate to The Captain Tom Foundation or another charity of their choice and share their 100 on social media, using #CaptainTom100. For more information, visit the Captain Tom 100 website here. Do you subscribe to the GCMA's weekly E-newsletter? Make sure you're not missing out on the latest in the world of golf club management. Click here to join in.
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