Bedford Hospital staff mark Captain Tom 100 challenge

They are urging others to get on board

Friday, 30th April 2021, 4:07 pm
Updated Friday, 30th April 2021, 4:08 pm

Staff at Bedford Hospital have completed a challenge as part of the #CaptainTom100 challenge - and are encouraging others to take part in their own way this weekend.

They walked 100 laps of the landscaped Captain Sir Thomas and Pamela Moore Gardens earlier today (April 30) to pay tribute to our NHS hero and keep his remarkable legacy alive on what would have been his 101st birthday.

The gardens were redeveloped and landscaped last year to commemorate Captain Sir Tom’s fundraising mission of walking 100 laps of his own garden in Marston Moretaine, raising an incredible £38 million for the NHS.

Hospital staff walked 100 laps of the landscaped Captain Sir Thomas and Pamela Moore Gardens
Hospital staff walked 100 laps of the landscaped Captain Sir Thomas and Pamela Moore Gardens

Lena Johnson, ward manager of Pilgrim Ward said: “I’m really pleased to have been here today to take part in the Captain Tom 100 Challenge, along with colleagues.

“He was an inspirational man who we were lucky to have cared for.

“It feels great that we can build on his legacy.

“I’d definitely encourage everyone at home to find a way to mark this event over the bank holiday weekend and raise money, or donate to a worthy cause, like our charity, or one which means something to you.”

Hospital staff walked 100 laps of the landscaped Captain Sir Thomas and Pamela Moore Gardens

All you need to do is dream up your Captain Tom 100 – an activity of your choice based around the numbers 100 – and do it anytime from today (April 30) through to May 3.

You could walk 100 steps, run 100 metres, climb 100 stairs or write a 100-word poem – it could be absolutely anything at all, inside or outside. It’s your chance to take part in your own way.