The Captain Tom 100
Cricket family to support The Captain Tom Foundation this weekend
To honour Captain Tom’s legacy, on what would have been his 101st birthday, The Captain Tom Foundation has invited people to participate in the Captain Tom 100, raising money for the UK’s charities during the bank holiday weekend of Friday 30 April to Monday 3 May.
To tie in with the work of The Captain Tom Foundation and to bring together the cricket family to harness the spirit of Sir Tom and raise money for charity, the ECB will be donating £100 to The ACE Programme for every hundred scored during professional and recreational cricket over the Bank Holiday weekend.
The ACE Programme is a charity designed to engage a new generation of Black players within the recreational game and cricket talent pathway.
The ECB's donation - up to a total of £100,000 - will contribute to the work of The Captain Tom Foundation in inviting people to participate in the Captain Tom 100, which encourages members of the public to undertake individual challenges to raise money for charities across the UK.
The ECB have set up an ECB Virgin Money Giving Page and are encouraging anyone from the ‘Cricket family’ who are fundraising on Virgin Money Giving to link their fundraising to this page.
Clubs in Lancashire are encouraged to come up with their own fundraising ideas to help support The Captain Tom Foundation in any way possible, this weekend.