On 6 April 2020, Captain Tom Moore set out round his garden to thank our NHS heroes. One hundred laps later, he’d raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS Covid-19 appeal.
His simple message of hope – “Tomorrow will be a good day” – inspired millions around the world and brought comfort and joy to so many during the pandemic.
As Friday 30 April would have been his 101st birthday we are honouring him and his amazing achievements by holding a celebratory Coffee Morning and quiz, followed by a weekend of encouraging the local community to get involved with their own ‘100’ challenges. It could be walking 100 steps or running 100 metres, scoring 100 goals, baking 100 cakes, climbing 100 stairs, hopping 100 laps of the garden, building 100 sandcastles, writing a 100-word poem, flipping 100 pancakes – anything at all, inside or out.
Then just ask your sponsors to Text FIVE to donate £5 to John Taylor Hospice. (They can text as many times as they like!). Or if you don’t feel up to a challenge but would simply like to donate then that would be great too. Just £5 provides a home cooked meal for someone being cared for in our Inpatient Unit so you really are making a difference with every text you send.
We do rely on the support of our community to enable us to continue providing care and support to our patients and their families across the Midlands. Thank you for your ongoing support and care.