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Bembridge Care Home Gives A Special Hand To Raising Money For Captain Tom’s Challenge

An Isle of Wight care home is creating a very special show of hands to raise money for the Captain Tom 100 Challenge.

Residents and staff at The Elms in Swains Road, Bembridge, have launched the 100 Handprints Challenge. The green handprints will be a feature of its garden fence mural in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore. The aim of The Elms is to raise £100 for the Royal British Legion, a charity very dear to the heart of Captain Sir Tom.

The mural is a symbol of hope and inspiration and also honours all those who have been lost to Covid-19 over the past year.

Lesley Wise, manager of The Elms, explains: “We were all so inspired by the incredible achievements of Captain Sir Tom when he walked 100 laps around his garden and raised nearly £40 million for NHS charities.

“As we are all quite green fingered and love our garden, we decided our handprints would be a great way to remember him on the fantastic mural at our care home. We all got a little messy putting our handprints on the fence but that was all part of the fun.”

The Elms is looking for volunteers to come and add their handprints or to sponsor a resident and their handprint. Full details can be found on The Elms’ JustGiving page:

The challenge is taking place over the weekend of 29th April – 2nd May when The Elms is hoping to have all 100 handprints adorning its magnificent mural.