Stairlift and homelift manufacturer Stannah is raising money in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore on what would have been his 101st birthday.
Funds raised will be donated to the Captain Tom Foundation, which helps to combat loneliness, champion education and equality, and continues to support the NHS.
To mark his birthday, on April 30, the charity has invited the public to take on a challenge centred around the number 100, whether its 100 push-ups or baking 100 cupcakes.
To support the cause, Stannah will help lift the nation with its own ‘100 Little Lifts’ initiative.
Stannah is inviting the stairlift and homelift community, employees, customers and beyond to brighten their friends and family’s day in different ways, in homage of Captain Sir Tom’s pledge against loneliness, the national sense of community he created and the hope he instilled.
The brand will also donate a proportion of proceeds from UK stairlift and homelift sales made between the April 19 and the May 9 to The Captain Tom Foundation.
Joining forces with Captain Sir Tom’s daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, Stannah’s managing director Patrick Stannah said: “We are honoured to support The Captain Tom Foundation and its wonderful ‘100 things’ challenge. Captain Sir Tom’s lasting legacy of positivity, courage and support for those in need lives on through the charity’s remarkable work.
“We’re incredibly proud to have called Captain Sir Tom a valued customer; he inspired all who worked with him, just as he roused a whole nation at a challenging time.
“On behalf of the Stannah family and our team, I extend our very best wishes to Captain Sir Tom’s loved ones. In the words of a true national treasure: ‘one step has the power to inspire one hundred more’ — in the spirit of this, we hope every little lift will help to make a huge difference.”
Hannah Ingram-Moore commented: “What happened to my father, Captain Sir Tom, in 2020 was truly extraordinary and we were so buoyed by the support we were shown from far and wide which gave him renewed purpose and energy. We remain incredibly grateful to our friends at Stannah who continue to support us to help ensure my father’s message of hope lives on through The Captain Tom Foundation. Together we really can make sure tomorrow will be a good day.”