Published on 28 April 2021

To celebrate the legacy of fundraising legend Captain Tom Moore we are inviting supporters to take part in their own ‘100’ themed fundraising challenge for DRWF.

Last year Captain Tom Moore proved an inspiration to many during lockdown as he completed a fundraising challenge by walking lengths of his backgarden in the run up to his 100th birthday.

To celebrate Captain Tom Moore’s amazing achievements and mark what would have been his 101st birthdayeveryone is invited to take part in a fundraising challenge between Friday, 30th April and Monday, 3rd May.

DRWF supporters can choose any activity that involves the number 100 - from walking 100 metres to baking 100 cakes.

Captain Sir Thomas Moore (30th April 1920 – 2nd February 2021) was a British Army officer who raised money for charity in the run-up to his 100th birthday during the Covid-19 pandemic.

From 6th April 2020 at the age of 99 he took on the task of walking 100 lengths of his garden, in support of the NHS for their efforts during the pandemic – he went on to raise more than £30 million.

Captain Tom 100 Logo

The Captain Tom Foundation was set up by his family to ensure that his message of hope becomes a lasting legacy.

Hannah Ingram-Moore, Captain Tom’s daughter, said: “We look forward to using this celebration, on what would have been his 101st birthday weekend, to inspire hope where it is needed most. Thank you for taking part – it’s going to be great fun.”

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Email or call 023 9263 7808 for more information or questions. 

How do I get involved?

1. Choose your Captain Tom 100 Challenge

2. Choose DRWF as your charity and create your fundraising page

3. Share your 100 on social media... Don't forget to tag us and use the hashtag #CaptainTom100:

Examples of what you could do:
  • Bake 100 cupcakes

  • Cycle 100km

  • Deliver an online class to 100 people

  • Flip 100 pancakes

  • Make 100 origami cranes

  • Play guitar for 100 seconds

  • Swing 100 times

  • Walk 100 laps of your garden

  • Write a 100-word poem

  • 100 minute silence

  • 100 steps challenge

  • Running 100 metres

  • Scoring 100 goals

  • Climbing 100 stairs

  • Hopping 100 laps of the garden

  • Building 100 sandcastles

Thank you for your support!

Fundraising for DRWF during the Covid-19 pandemic

During lockdown many fundraising events that had been scheduled for this year have been cancelled as a result of social distancing measures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Now more than ever we are relying on supporters to come up with novel fundraising ideas to support charity operations.

For example, we recently reported on the challenge set by the Rivinus family, who set a 26,000 steps challenge at their home in support of DRWF.

Karen Scott, Community Fundraiser at DRWF, said: “We are still supporting our research projects during the COVID-19 health crisis. DRWF does not receive any government funding and relies on voluntary donations to enable us to do this whilst providing practical support to people living with diabetes and those who care for them.”

If you have a fundraising idea and would like to support DRWF we would love to hear from you. Contact us to discuss any ideas by emailing or call 023 9263 6138

Call to action - How you can support DRWF during this time

Sarah Tutton, Chief Executive of DRWF, said: “Research is the only way to find new treatments and a cure for diabetes. We have multi-year grant awards in place right now which we must do our utmost to honour and we must be able to react to ongoing applications that we receive for research work that could truly make a difference to the lives of people with diabetes. 

“We exist on voluntary donations and fundraised income and like most charities, Covid-19 has had a huge impact on our ability to raise the funds we need. We expect the months ahead will be just as challenging, and sadly this may have an impact on our ability to fund the volume and value of research work that could fuel the next big breakthrough.

“Charities need us, as we need them, more than ever before. Our supporters enable us to keep our research funding on track meaning that the diabetes research community has funds available to find the cure that could transform the lives of millions. We can’t thank our supporters enough for their continued support during these challenging times.”

Read Lockdown guidance for staying home and safe for people living with diabetes during Covid-19 pandemic
Read How people with diabetes could become more ill if diagnosed with Covid-19
DRWF operations during the Covid-19 health crisis

The DRWF team is working remotely. Covid-19 guidance, particularly where it aligns or impacts with diabetes guidance, is shared as quickly as possible through the DRWF website and social media channels with the aim of making it as easy to understand as possible and a reliable source of latest news.

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