Captain Tom 100 is a special assembly and fundraising event being hosted across the nation to mark what would have been Captain Sir Tom Moore’s 101st birthday

Captain Tom 100 is a special assembly being hosted on 30th April across the nation to raise funds and celebrate what would have been Captain Sir Tom Moore’s 101st birthday. UK schools are being invited to tune in to a giant assembly and take part in a 100 challenge – a challenge of their choice based around this number. There will be a YouTube broadcast with Hannah Ingram-Moore, daughter of Captain Tom, and also a special message from PE superstar Joe Wicks. The event is being organised by The Captain Tom Foundation in collaboration with London Marathon Events.

National school assembly on 30th April to celebrate Captain Tom
Pupils from Powell’s C of E Primary School, Cirencester stepping up to the 100 challenge. Photo:

Children across the nation are promised a film featuring some very special people sharing their challenges, says Hannah Ingram-Moore, youngest daughter of the WWII veteran who raised more than £39m for the NHS just before his 100th birthday last year. She says: “From David Beckham to five-year-old Betty Leigh Allinson, there’s inspiration for every age and every ability. We love the idea of millions of children watching the same thing at the same time and then running, hopping, skipping, dancing, baking, sewing, writing, drawing or whatever else they might want to do to raise money.”

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Captain Sir Tom Moore with his family after the establishment of his foundation. Photo: Capture the Light

“Children are a primary focus of this campaign which celebrates inclusivity and diversity and allows absolutely everyone to do their little bit in my father’s memory. Let’s continue what my father started. It’s continuing where he left off.”

The assembly will be just one part of a school-centred focus. Those taking part will be asked to take on their 100 challenge between Friday 30th April and Monday 3rd May. Schools will be invited to stream the special YouTube assembly to pupils on the morning of Friday 30th April but can access the material any time from 26th April.

There are also special education packs with resources to suit different age groups, including from the National Literacy Trust and White Rose Maths. Children who take part can also download a certificate of achievement and are invited to share what they get up to using the hashtag #CaptainTom100. Find out more and download packs at