Captain Tom 100 Challenge
From Friday 30 April (which would have been Captain Sir Tom Moore’s 101st birthday) to Monday 3 May, we took on the Captain Tom 100 challenge, which was created in Captain Tom’s memory to ensure his message of hope becomes an enduring legacy.
We challenged ourselves to make 100 worry dolls, to give out to children who come into our centre and children in local schools. Worry dolls are small, hand-made dolls that originate in Guatemala. According to legend, Guatemalan children tell their worries to the dolls, placing them under their pillow when they go to bed at night. By morning the dolls have gifted them with the wisdom and knowledge to eliminate their worries.
We chose to make worry dolls for our 100 challenge as we thought it was a great way to raise awareness for mental health, while also raising funds so we could continue to provide our services to children who need us.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused so much uncertainty and strain, particularly for those facing loneliness and mental health issues, and we want to help as much as we can.
Thank you for your support, together we can ensure that tomorrow will be a good day!