Residents and staff at Country Court Care & Nursing Homes across the UK have joined the charity challenge issued by the family of Captain Sir Tom Moore. His family asked people to follow in his footsteps and come up with their own challenge based around the number 100 that they can complete over what would have been his 101st birthday weekend.
Care and Nursing Homes across the Country Court group will be participating in the challenge with a host of creative funding raising activities. From planting 100 seeds in their gardens, knitting 100 squares for blankets, to walking 100 laps of the local park, residents and staff are looking forward to their weekend of fundraising.
Captain Sir Tom Moore walked 100 laps of his garden and thanks to successfully capturing the hearts of the nation during the first Covid lockdown he raised a staggering £38.9 million. His family hope that people will continue this legacy by continuing to raise money for NHS charities.
“Sir Tom is a real inspiration for our residents,” said Wendy Perkins, Home Manager at Stanton Court Care & Nursing Home. “Many of them can relate personally to his message of hope and mantra that ‘Tomorrow will be a good day’. After facing a challenging time during the pandemic, we have a strong feeling of hope and optimism for the future and are looking forward to a great summer for our residents”.
Residents at Stanton Court Care & Nursing Home in Stanton Drew near Bristol will be attempting 100 balloon keepy-upys for their challenge. Whilst at Neale Court Care Home in North Hykeham near Lincoln staff have been clocking up the miles on a static exercise bike to reach their target of 100 miles. At The Grove Care Home in Waltham near Grimsby residents and staff will walk 100 laps of Grove Park which adjoins their care home in a fitting tribute to Sir Captain Tom.
You can support our fundraising by donating to the Captain Tom Foundation: https://captaintom100.justgiving.com/