Residents and staff at Tallington Lodge Care Home near Stamford 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 Home Manager, Manju Panankavil. “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”.
Staff and residents at Tallington Lodge planted 100 sunflower seeds in their garden for their charity challenge. “We are taking part in the annual Country Court in Bloom gardening competition.” Explained Wellbeing Coordinator Chantal DeVries. “Our residents were keen to do our Captain Tom 100 challenge outdoors so we thought the sunflowers would make a beautiful tribute to Sir Tom as part of our competition entry. We had a lovely afternoon outside in the sunshine planting our seeds and everyone was keen to get involved”. Tallington Lodge Care Home is asking family and friends to support them by donating to the Captain Tom Foundation: https://captaintom100.justgiving.com/