Last April Captain Sir Tom Moore inspired us all with his determination to walk 100 laps of his garden to raise much-needed funds for the NHS. Now it’s your turn to build on that legacy.
Friday 30 April would have been Captain Tom’s 101st birthday and to celebrate his amazing achievements, his family have invited everyone to get involved in the Captain Tom 100.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic impact on all UK charities. But by taking part in the Captain Tom 100, you can help charities carry on with their vital work and we’d love you to take the challenge to support the RSPB.
Why is the RSPB involved?
Sir Tom’s simple message, ‘Tomorrow will be a good day’ united people worldwide, offering hope and comfort during the pandemic. Many of us found joy in the natural world too, but we need to act now to make sure that tomorrow will be a good day for nature.
Over the past year, we have had to furlough staff and volunteers, postpone vital conservation projects, close our cafés and visitor centres, and at times even close access to our nature reserves. Sadly, the pandemic continues to have a significant impact on our income and conservation.
We all face an immediate nature and climate emergency. Without action, many much-loved species including puffins, turtle doves, water voles and hedgehogs will continue to decline and disappear. Can you help by taking the Captain Tom 100 Challenge for nature?
How can you help?
Everyone is invited to take on a challenge around the number 100 anytime and anywhere over Captain Tom's birthday weekend, Friday 30 April to Monday 3 May.
You could plant 100 seeds, litter pick 100 items, count or identify 100 birds and other animals, or run or walk for 100 minutes. You could jump 100 waves, listen to the sounds of nature for 100 minutes, or paint 100 birds!
What you do is completely up to you – whether sporting, artistic or nature-related, chose a challenge or activity you enjoy and that suits you, your friends and family.
All we ask is that you stay safe and follow the latest health and Government guidelines for your area.
Join us in honouring Sir Captain Tom’s remarkable legacy and help us raise vital funds to save nature!