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Captain Tom Moore officially launches his foundation

Captain Tom Moore officially launches his foundation

The Foundation officially launched on 17 September.

The Captain Tom Foundation was established in May 2020, with Captain Tom and his family identifying four causes they wished it to support: combating , supporting those facing bereavement, championing education and , and supporting our friends overseas.

 

 

It is supporting four charities in 2020: , Mind, Helen & Douglas House, and Willen Hospice.

Willen Chief Executive, Peta Wilkinson, was at the launch, and said:

“We are thrilled to be working with the Captain Tom Foundation. Everyone at our charity was truly inspired by his phenomenal effort for charities. To be part of his Foundation is an honour and a pleasure.

“We share common values with the Foundation, and like them, we are committed to giving hope, supporting people facing bereavement and educating people in end of life care and how to support those who are living with a life limiting illness. We thank them for choosing to partner with us.”

Charities interested in being considered for future support can email hello@captaintom.org.

Captain Tom broke JustGiving records and went on to raise £38.9m for NHS Charities Together including with the challenge he set himself of walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday.

 

 

As well as officially launching the Foundation, he has now published his official autobiography, Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day.

Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.

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