Last year, we were delighted that so many of you took part in our 2.6 Challenge to raise vital funds to help save the UK’s charities following the devastating impact of Coronavirus. On 26 April 2020, Amber’s social channels were inundated with fun and creative activities after our annual concert and other events were cancelled. We raised over £5,500, with huge thanks to all who took part and everyone who donated so generously.
As things start to feel slightly more normal, Amber is still working incredibly hard to keep music lessons and sessions running online, and beginning to bring back live music, as it’s vital that we continue to support our beneficiaries and their families during this difficult time.
And so, when we heard of the Captain Tom 100 challenge, we couldn’t wait to get started. This year, from Friday 30 April to Bank Holiday Monday 3 May, to celebrate Captain Sir Tom Moore’s amazing achievements as well as continue to raise vital funds for the UK’s charities, we are inviting you, your family, friends, colleagues, neighbours, (and anyone else you can get involved!) to take part in the Captain Tom 100 – but Do It Amber’s Way.
How to take part:
1. Decide your 100 Challenge
Starting from Friday 30 April until Monday 3 May, we would like you to perform, play, or practise around the number 100 – that could mean:
- playing 100 scales
- playing for 100 seconds (1 min 40 seconds)
- maybe even doing a relay with 10 friends, each of you playing for 10 minutes
- or for the very brave ones, playing for 100 minutes over the course of the four days (1 hour 40 minutes!)
Make sure you take a quick snap or video so you can share with your friends and family!
Next, share your photo or video with your family and friends (and give them a nudge to take part too!)
- Either on social media, using the hashtags #CaptainTom100 and #DoItAmbersWay
- Via email
- You can also send your photos and videos to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share on your behalf
Please donate anything you can from £1.00 and up by clicking ‘Donate Now’ on our Virgin Money Giving page. Why not take a screenshot of the confirmation page once you’ve donated and share it with your friends on social media to encourage them to take part too?
4. Have fun
If you’re feeling creative, we’d love for you to come up with your own Captain Tom 100 challenge in support of The Amber Trust. There are lots of ideas here, or if you’re feeling imaginative, you can dream up your own.
Do get in touch with us if you’re interested in fundraising for The Amber Trust! If you want to set up your own fundraising page, you can do that by clicking ‘Fundraise Now’ on this page.
We hope you’ll join the thousands of people around the world taking part in Captain Tom 100 and spread his message of hope while raising much-needed funds for The Amber Trust.