MEMBERS of the 1st Ben Rhydding Findlay Cub Scout Pack took up the Captain Tom 100 Challenge over the recent May holiday weekend.

During the three-day event 22 Cub Scouts completed 2833 laps of a 100m course that was marked out on their headquarter’s field in Ben Rhydding, averaging 128 laps each.

Each Cub Scout was sponsored to raise funds for CLIC Sargent. The Charity supports young people with cancer. The total amount raised for CLIC Sargent is expected to be in excess of £350.

John Sharpe, the Findlay Cub Scout Leader praised the efforts of all the members of the Pack who took part in this Captain Tom 100 Challenge.

“It was a celebration of our return out of lockdown whilst supporting a very worthy cause in CLIC Sargent,” he said.

The Captain Tom 100 challenge was organised by The Captain Tom Foundation.

Captain Tom Moore captured the imagination of the country when he raised more than £32million for the NHS by doing laps of his garden.

He died at Bedford hospital on 2 February after testing positive for coronavirus aged 100.

His family encouraged the nation to keep his charitable spirit alive on what would have been his 101st birthday weekend by taking part in the Captain Tom 100 challenge. Challenges took place across the country.

CLIC Sargent is a charity in the United Kingdom formed in 2005. CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families. Its care teams provide specialist support across the UK