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The Captain Tom 100

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Friday 30 April would have been Captain Tom’s birthday. To mark the occasion, his family have launched a campaign to do something themed around 100, and we want to support this at Mercer & Hole.

Close to his birthday, we had two of our Mercer & Hole Wellbeing Workouts – Pilates and Zumba, and we themed these exercise classes this week to support the Captain Tom Foundation. His message that “Tomorrow will be a good day” resonates with many, and just as so many of us have struggled with issues of mental health, in the past year especially, this message is particularly meaningful.

The Captain Tom Foundation is focusing this fundraising initiative on youth mental health issues, but they’ve also highlighted the huge impact this pandemic has had on office staff having to work from home. It is hoped that this day and all its fundraising efforts will help foster positivity and hope, two things upon which Captain Tom is known to have placed great importance.

The Mercer & Hole team did 100 exercises, in Zumba, it was 100 squats! And at the end of each session chose someone, at random, and was given a special prize – the Captain Tom rose. We hope that in marking his birthday this way we can embody and share the wonderful values he stood for.

In the words of the foundation: “The Captain Tom 100 will be a time of fun and fundraising; a beacon of light after a dark year and a time when the United Kingdom and the world will remember “Tomorrow will be a good day.”

So, let’s come together, have fun, raise some money for charity, and remember that “tomorrow will be a good day”.

If you’d like to donate directly to the family’s JustGiving page, click here.

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