Cpt Tom 100

Across Keighley, groups, schools, businesses and charities have been getting involved in the Captain Tom 100 Challenge to celebrate the memory of Captain Tom on what would have been his 101st birthday.

Merlin Top Primary School and Airedale Hospital were asked by the Captain Tom Foundation to create a ‘100’ using their bodies. The pupils at Merlin Top even spelt out ‘Tomorrow will be a good day’. Their photos will be used in promotional materials across the weekend.

On Friday 30 April, the Yorkshire Regiment cycled 100k from Catterick Garrison to Keighley Town Hal Square where they were greeted by the Town Mayor, Cllr Peter Corkindale and Local MP Robbie Moore. The 15 cyclists gathered around the Keighley Cenotaph before heading into the Civic Centre to hear a zoom message from Captain Tom’s daughter, Hannah.

Keighley Town Mayor, Cllr Peter Corkindale said ‘It has been an honour to be involved in the Captain Tom 100 Challenge and to see all the fantastic people of Keighley raising money for charity. Captain Tom would have been proud of everyone’s efforts.’