David Beckham juggles a football 100 times in honor of late captain Tom Moore on his 101st birthday
Captain Sir Tom Moore continues to make a difference, three months after his death at 100.
David Beckham made 100 keepers to help kick off the #CaptainTom100 challenge on Friday, honoring the late WWII veteran and COVID hero. He is one of many celebrities to take part in the challenge, raising money for the Captain Tom Foundation charity on his 101st birthday.
The challenge, which was issued by Captain Moore’s family, comes a year after he walked 100 laps around his garden to raise funds for the UK National Health Service (NHS). His goal was to raise around $1,400 for healthcare workers, and he ended up raising over $45 million.
Dame Judi Dench also took part in the challenge, eat 100 maltese. “Last year, Captain Tom inspired us all by doing 100 lengths of his lawn and raising a huge amount of money,” the actress said in the video.
VICKIE FLORES/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Tom Moore and his family
“Now I’m completely inspired by it,” Dench continued. “And I decided to do it. Only I will eat Maltesers.”
Other celebrities taking part in the #CaptainTom100 challenge include The Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry, who baked 100 cakes, and 2012 Olympic champion Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, who bounced 100 times on a pogo stick.
Everyone is inspired to take part in the challenge during Captain Moore’s birthday weekend. All they have to do is pick something to do 100 times, document it, and post it to social media with the hashtag #CaptainTom100.
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They can choose their own charity or help raise money for the Captain Tom Foundationwhich supports The mixture, young minds and Place2Be and their focus on youth mental health. “The mental health of the nation has been significantly damaged by the events of the past year, which have had a disproportionate impact on young people and the disadvantaged and the Foundation wants to help as much as possible,” the foundation wrote.
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Chris Jackson/Getty Queen Elizabeth II knights Captain Sir Thomas Moore
He died in early February, shortly after being diagnosed with the coronavirus and hospitalized with pneumonia. He was 100 years old.
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