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Solihull veterans take on Captain Tom 100 challenge

Sarah Mason 5th May, 2021

VETERANS in Solihull completed a number of challenges over the bank holiday weekend in honour of Captain Sir Tom Moore.

Residents at the Royal Star and Garter home completed a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle in 100 minutes, and covered 100 miles on outings over the weekend.

They were participating in the national Captain Tom 100 challenge, which aims to build on the legacy of Captain Tom, who last year raised millions for the health service by walking in his garden.

Following his death earlier this year, aged 100, The Captain Tom Foundation teamed up with the organisers of the London Marathon to encourage fundraisers to take part in their own challenges around the number 100, between April 30 and May 3.

The veterans and staff at the home which care for veterans and their partners living with disability and dementia are aiming to raise a minimum £500.

Audrey a resident in Solihull, helped with the jigsaw puzzle.

She said: “It’s an honour to be part of Captain Tom’s legacy.”

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