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Williams accept the Captain Tom 100 challenge

Williams accept the Captain Tom 100 challenge

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Williams accept the Captain Tom 100 challenge

Williams accept the Captain Tom 100 challenge

Williams will take on a mammoth challenge of completing 100 pit stops across the Portuguese Grand Prix weekend in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore.

Last year, the efforts of Captain Tom captured the hearts and minds of the public as he successfully completed his mission to walk 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday.

His astonishing efforts raised £38.9million for the NHS Charities Together, a total that eclipsed his original £1,000 target.

Captain Tom passed away in February, but to mark what would have been his 101st birthday on April 30, the Captain Tom Foundation has invited people to take on challenges based around the number 100.

Williams has accepted the challenge and will complete 100 pit stops across the weekend at Portimão with both the trackside team and staff at the team's Grove factory contributing to the effort.

“Captain Sir Tom Moore inspired millions around the world, with his simple message of hope, 'Tomorrow will be a good day' and brought comfort and joy to so many around the world during the pandemic." said Williams Racing CEO, Jost Capito.

"It has been a challenging time for everyone and still is, and we want to take this opportunity to do something in his memory, whilst also raising money for a very worthy cause.

"As a team, we take great pride in our pitstops, so this is a great challenge for the team both trackside and at the factory to come together to accomplish, and we’re looking forward to it.”

Williams will also use the challenge to "raise awareness and maximise fundraising" for the team's charity partner, Spinal Injuries Association [SIA].

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