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Captain Tom’s 100 for Epilepsy Society

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Captain Tom 100

In honour of Sir Captain Tom Moore, take on a challenge around the number 100 and support people living with epilepsy. Create your Virgin Money Giving fundraising page below and do it your way for Captain Tom!

What is Captain Tom 100?

Captain Tom 100 is a new fundraising challenge, inspired by the late great Sir Captain Tom Moore. The challenge will mark a year since he embarked on his own incredible fundraising challenge and celebrate his 101st birthday.

To get involved, all you need to do is dream up a challenge based around the number 100, and do it between Friday 30 April and Monday 3 May.

You could walk 100 laps of your garden just like Captain Tom, swim 100 lengths or sing for 100 minutes. There are no rules (apart from Government guidelines on the roadmap out of lockdown) and it's open to everyone. Do it your way and have fun!

Set up your Virgin Money Giving fundraising page

Once you've decided on your challenge, set up a Virgin Money Giving fundraising to tell people what you're doing and collect donations from friends and family in support of your challenge.

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How we'll support you

Our dedicated fundraising team will be on hand to support you with your challenge and will provide you with the following:

  • Digital fundraising guides and materials
  • Dedicated support from our fundraising team
  • Access to Epilepsy Society's running and cycling hubs (if needed)

Why we need your support

1 in 100 people in the UK are living with epilepsy, and a third of those have seizures that cannot be controlled by medication. 

In the first few months after the start of pandemic our fundraising income dropped by over 50%. Now more than ever we need your support to keep our research projects and support services going for those who need them most. 

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Every £5 you raise over the target could help distribute tailored information abut epilepsy, ensuring the first five leaflets are free to better seizure control. 

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Every £20 you raise over the target could ensure that someone who desperately needs to talk about their epilepsy can call our helpline

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Every £50 you raise over the target could help forward our world-leading research projects, leading to more accurate, personalised treatment

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£100 could help our research team to analyse genomics data, which will lead to better seizure control.