Sheffield Futures
Sheffield Futures
Sheffield Futures
Sheffield Futures
Sheffield Futures
Sheffield Futures

Information for funders & supporters

Captain Tom 100 Challenge 30th April – 2nd May 2021 

Who are we? 

Sheffield Futures is a young people’s charity. We support young people to achieve their full potential in learning, employment and life to secure a positive future. We’ve been supporting young people in Sheffield for over 25 years.  

We are here for everyone, but in particular, we give help and guidance to disadvantaged young people. Whatever their situation, Sheffield Futures will make sure they are given every opportunity to achieve a better future. 

How we help 

All of our services and projects work with young people and adults to achieve one or more of these outcomes: 

  • Enabling community participation and belonging 
  • Improved health and well-being 
  • Improved social skills, life skills and independence
  • Meaningful progression in education, employment and training 

Our impact 

We know that not everyone gets the same start in life. Some people grow up in a safe, supportive environment. For other young people, their circumstances may not be quite so straightforward. Regardless of a person’s background, everyone deserves the opportunity to thrive. Sheffield Futures exists to provide those opportunities. 

Our approach is about prevention, education, support when it’s needed, practical help that changes lives and builds better communities. 

Captain Tom Moore 

During 2020, Captain Tom Moore set out round his garden to thank our NHS heroes. One hundred laps later, he’d raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS Covid-19 appeal. His simple message of hope – “Tomorrow will be a good day” – inspired millions around the world and brought comfort and joy to so many during the pandemic. 

Now it’s your turn to build on that legacy. Friday 30 April would have been his 101st birthday and to honour him and his amazing achievements, The Captain Tom Foundation would love everyone, of all ages and abilities, to take part in the Captain Tom 100 to raise money for a charity of their choice. We are asking you to please support Sheffield Futures and our work with young people. 

 Do it your way! 

Everyone is invited to take on a challenge around the number 100 anytime and anywhere over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend. It’s so simple. 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! 

 Taking part in 5 easy steps 

  1. Dream up your Captain Tom 100 challenge 
  2. Find Sheffield Futures on Virgin Money Giving by clicking here and set up your fundraising page. 
  3. Ask your friends, family, neighbours, class mates or colleagues to sponsor you or you may prefer to donate yourself
  4. Complete your 100 challenge any time between Friday 30 April and Monday 3 May 
  5. Share your 100 on social media using #CaptainTom100 and tag us, Sheffield Futures 

Thank you for your support and have fun! 

 

Some other ideas 

Think up your 100 challenge. It can be anything you like – here are a few ideas to get you thinking….  

  • Swim 100 lengths 
  • Bake 100 cakes
  • Sponsored silence for 100 hours (ok minutes if that seems to long!) 
  • Sports day – egg & spoon for 100 meters, sack race 100 meters 
  • Walk up and down your stairs 100 times 
  • Doing 100 keepy-uppies with a ball 

 Any questions? 

Please get in touch with Mark Smith, Fundraising Relationship Coordinator who will be happy to help you: 

E: [email protected] 

M: 07580 795 737 

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