Harpur Centre charity success

Published on 10 May 2021


Event in Bedford Town Centre

To celebrate what would have been Captain Tom’s 101st birthday, on Friday 30th April The Harpur Centre team walked 101 laps of the Centre to raise money for The Captain Tom Foundation.

The whole of Bedfordshire and the UK, are immensely proud of local resident and WW2 veteran, Captain Sir Tom Moore, who raised over £32million in donations for NHS Charities Together and sadly passed away in February 2021. 

To celebrate his life and continue his legacy, The Harpur Centre team walked 101 laps of the Centre for what would have been his 101st birthday this month. They were joined by staff from the Centre’s gym Energie Fitness, who dressed in inflatable dinosaur suits and motivated the team to keep going.

The Captain Tom Foundation is run by his family who want to carry on his journey and continue to help people in his name. The Foundation aims to inspire hope in people where it is needed most by combatting loneliness, supporting people facing bereavement and championing education and equality.

Samantha Laycock, Centre Manager at Harpur Centre, commented “The Harpur Team thoroughly enjoyed collecting funds for such a worthy cause and celebrating the life and legacy of Captain Sir Tom Moore. 

She continued, “Energie Fitness’s personal trainers motivated us to each walk the equivalent of twelve miles each over the six hours and it was great fun seeing them dressed as dinosaurs.

“We would like to thank the very generous visitors we met during our laps and our centre’s store teams who came out to clap us over the 101st lap’s finish line.”

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