Bedford businesses raise cash for Captain Tom Foundation

Harpur Centre Capt Tom 100 challenge April 2021
The Harpur Centre team walked 101 laps on what would have been Captain Sir Tom's 101st birthday.

To mark what would have been Captain Sir Tom’s 101st birthday last week (30 April), businesses across Bedford have taken part in the Captain Tom 100 challenge for the Captain Tom Foundation.

In Bedford town centre, staff at The Harpur Centre raised £400 walking 101 laps of the centre, joined by Energie Fitness, who dressed as dinosaurs to keep the team motivated.

“The Harpur Team thoroughly enjoyed collecting funds for such a worthy cause and celebrating the life and legacy of Captain Sir Tom Moore,” said Samantha Laycock, Harpur Centre Manager.

“We would like to thank the very generous visitors we met during our laps and our centre’s store teams who came out to clap us over the 101st lap’s finish line,” she added.

Meanwhile, a number of Wells & Co Pubs also took part in various activities to raise funds for the foundation.

This included the new flagship brewery venue Brewpoint, which sold a bespoke ‘100 pizza’ and ‘100 burger’ for his birthday weekend. All in all, they raised £1200.

The Captain Tom Foundation was set up by his family to continue to help people in his name.

It supports causes that were close to Captain Tom’s heart and remain dear to his family, including, combating loneliness, championing education and equality, continued support for the NHS and mental health.

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