The Daisy Appeal is joining the nationwide campaign to raise money for a variety of charities by triggering thousands of “tribute acts” to Captain Tom Moore.
The Captain Tom Foundation, set up in memory of the man who raised £38.9m for the NHS Covid-19 appeal by walking lengths of his garden, is backing the plan to generate more money for deserving causes.
They are urging people to mark the date that would have been Captain Tom’s 101st birthday – Friday 30 April – by embarking on a Bank Holiday weekend of activities based around the number 100.
Participants can donate to the Foundation or any other charity of their choice, and the Daisy Appeal is joining the ranks of beneficiaries as it works to raise £8.5m to provide a new radiochemistry and cyclotron unit at Castle Hill Hospital.
Claire Levy, Fundraiser at the Daisy Appeal, said:
Captain Tom’s raised a phenomenal amount from his own exploits and now his Foundation is recognising the struggles faced by other charities as a result of the pandemic.
In common with many other charities across the country we’re urging people to take inspiration from his efforts and create their own 100 challenge to raise money for the Daisy Appeal.
We want to see what people can do between Friday 30 April and Monday 3 May, which would have been Captain Tom’s birthday weekend. It doesn’t have to be anything particularly arduous – it can be anything you like, tailored to your age, ability and interests.
It might be walking 100 metres, baking 100 cakes, writing 100 letters or telling 100 jokes. To take part just visit the Foundation’s JustGiving page at bit.ly/DaisyCaptainTom100
And if you decide to support the Daisy Appeal please send us details of your 100 challenge and a photograph of you completing the task.