Captain Tom 100 Challenge - Elis and Jasmine's Story

26th April 2021

A year after Captain Sir Tom Moore inspired the nation by walking 100 laps around his garden, his family have organised the Captain Tom 100 Challenge. Between Friday 30th April and Monday 3rd May, this nation-wide event will raise vital funds for charities across the country.

The concept behind the Captain Tom 100 Challenge is simple - dream up a challenge around the number 100 and complete the challenge between Friday 30th April and Monday 3rd May, with a fundraising target of £100. The challenge can be anything, from baking 100 cakes, scoring 100 goals or walking for 100 minutes. It's your chance to do it your way. 

Last year superstar supporters and Youth Panel members, Elis and Jasmine, took part in the 2.6 challenge. By completing 26 burpees a day for 6 days, the pair raised an incredible £1800. Get inspired by reading their story below and get their top fundraising tips:

What was your challenge?

"We decided to do 26 burpees every day for around a week, recording them and putting a different outfit on for each one to keep it interesting! Our motivation was to raise vital funds for Cardiomyopathy UK during the uncertainty of the first lockdown."

Why did you choose this challenge?

"Mainly because of the difficulty, we didn’t want to just do something like 26 star jumps or 2.6km walks and to be honest, I didn’t realise how hard 26 burpees in a row were!"

What are your fundraising tips?

"I think the important thing is explaining what the charity does, how it affects you, why you’re doing what you’re doing, and educate people a little bit in the process! Not only does this raise more awareness of the charity, but also makes space for more conversation around the subject area for those who may not have even heard of cardiomyopathy as a condition and may know someone who could benefit from the charities services."

Does Elis and Jasmine's story inspire you? Why not take own your own unique challenge and raise funds for Cardiomyopathy UK?

Sign up to the Captain Tom 100 Challenge