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As lockdown restrictions are easing in both the UK and Uganda, we’re now able to take part in some outdoor fundraising events. Our first was the one and only #CaptainTom100 Challenge

Our Events

As lockdown restrictions are easing in both the UK and Uganda, we’re now able to take part in some outdoor fundraising events. Our first was the one and only #CaptainTom100 Challenge

Our #CaptainTom100 Challenge

On Saturday 1st May 2021, students and teachers at St Paul KAASO School in Uganda, and volunteers in the UK, took part in the #CaptainTom100Challenge to raise funds for Unity is Strength. Our thanks goes out to everyone involved!

What is the #CaptainTom100 Challenge?

Friday 30th April 2021 would have been Captain Sir Tom Moore’s 101st birthday and the one-year anniversary of the extraordinary celebrations following the conclusion of his famous 100 laps of his garden that raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS. Tom’s simple message of hope – “Tomorrow will be a good day” – resonated around the globe during some of the darkest days of the pandemic, bringing light and comfort to millions worldwide.

Following the outpouring of heartfelt messages since his death on 2nd February, his family pledged to celebrate his life with an event that everyone, in the UK and around the world, could get involved in to celebrate Captain Tom’s generosity of spirit, the hope and joy he brought to millions, and his sense of fun.

And that event is the #CaptainTom100

What did Unity is Strength do for the Challenge?

St Paul KAASO organised a whole host of activities so everyone in the school could get involved. The girls did a jumping challenge, the boys, a relay challenge, and the teachers, a running challenge, all beautifully captured in the videos below.

In the UK, we really wanted to do something related to fond memories of being in Uganda. When Lizzie visited Uganda in 2012, she was asked to bring some rope so that her bag could be tied to the top of Dominic’s car.

It turned out that she didn’t need it for that but it came in as an excellent skipping rope! Inspired by the fun had on the KAASO football field in 2012, we decided to take up skipping for our 100 Challenge!

Uganda’s #CaptainTom100 Challenge

The UK’s #CaptainTom100 Challenge