It takes a special kind of person to unite an entire country but back when we were in some of the most difficult days of the pandemic a single man inspired a nation. We are speaking of none other than Captain Sir Tom Moore, a man who took the simple idea of walking 100 laps of his garden and turned it in to £33,000,000 (thirty-three million pounds) for the NHS.
On what would have been Captain Tom’s 101st Birthday, Friday 30th April, a new challenge has arisen and this time it involves all of us. The “Captain Tom 100” invites everyone to take on a challenge around the number 100 and complete this over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend of Friday 30th April to Monday 3rd May. Not only do we honour the memory of an incredible man, but we all get to do our part for our chosen charities, all of which have suffered to some extent over the previous year.
I made 100 of these handmade and hand crafted hearts in 11 hours with all 100 hearts sold out within 24 hours of going live just after midnight on April 30th. As many of you missed out, I have now decided to sell this heart all year round to raise funds for Scottish Mountain Rescue. I will donate 25% of all profits from sales of this product.
Being a keen hill walker since my teenage years, SMR holds a special place in my heart for all the tireless work they consistently undertake, and on a completely voluntary basis! Thanks to them, we can roam the beautiful country of Scotland with the full knowledge that, should the worse happen, a team of well-trained and courageous people will do everything in their power to get us home safely.
By buying one, not only will you get a beautiful, Scottish handmade heart, but you will be doing your part for a wonderful charity.