Captain Tom 100

Launchpad supporters are invited to celebrate Captain Tom’s amazing achievements in a special event over his birthday weekend – and raise vital funds for people who are homeless in Reading.

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What is Captain Tom 100?

Following the outpouring of heartfelt messages since the death of Captain Sir Tom Moore on 2 February, his family pledged to celebrate his life with an event that everyone, in the UK and around the world, could be involved in. That event is the Captain Tom 100 and Launchpad is proud to be inviting our supporters to take part. 

Captain Tom 100 offers Launchpad 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 does it work?

It’s so simple! All you 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. 

The challenge could be walking 100 steps or running 100 metres, scoring 100 goals, baking 100 cakes, climbing 100 stairs, hopping 100 laps of the garden, building 100 sandcastles, writing a 100-word poem, flipping 100 pancakes – anything at all, inside or out. 

Once you have chosen your challenge, you can fundraise for Launchpad via JustGiving or donate to Launchpad via our website. And don’t forget to share your Captain Tom 100 challenge on social media, using #CaptainTom100 and tagging us in. The more photos the better!

How do I sign up?

To sign up and start fundraising, visit Launchpad’s Captain Tom 100 JustGiving page and follow the instructions.

How do we support members of Team Launchpad?

We will be in touch with you after you have set up your JustGiving page and will support you every step of the way! We offer tips for your challenge and lots of fundraising materials, and you’ll get a Launchpad t-shirt and goodies for taking part.

How will your fundraising help Launchpad?

At Launchpad, we have had to cancel or postpone almost all of our events over the last year and 2021 continues to be uncertain – and our fundraising has inevitably suffered.

The pandemic is continuing to leave homeless people extremely vulnerable and we are expecting to see many more in housing crisis, with increased job loss and evictions on the horizon as we come out of lockdown.

By taking on Captain Tom 100 for Launchpad, you will be making all the difference to people who are homeless or at risk of losing their home in Reading – and at a time when our support is a lifeline to people in need.

Any questions?

For more information about Captain Tom 100, email or call 0118 950 7656 and press 5.


30th April 2021 - 3rd May 2021