Captain Tom Moore

Stairlift and homelift manufacturer Stannah is supporting the ‘Captain Tom 100’ charity challenge, a campaign led by The Captain Tom Foundation, aiming to encourage the nation to do ‘100 anythings’ and help raise vital funds.

Taking place between 30 April and 3 May, the campaign will see participants complete any challenge up to 100 – from 100 push-ups, to baking 100 cupcakes. It aims to honour the memory of the record-breaking hero extraordinary efforts, with the campaign ending on what would have been Sir Tom’s 101st birthday.

Captain Sir Tom was a Stannah customer and to support the noble cause in his name, Stannah has launched its own ‘100 Little Lifts’ initiative.

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Stannah is inviting the stairlift and homelift community, employees, customers and beyond to brighten their friends and family’s day in different ways, in homage of Captain Sir Tom’s pledge against loneliness, the national sense of community he created and the hope he instilled.

The firm has provided ideas to get started by creating downloadable, printable sheets adorned with quotes — including some classic words from Captain Sir Tom — and blank versions for ‘little lifters’ to write their own message.

With every ‘lift’, the nation is encouraged to donate a few pennies or pounds to The Captain Tom Foundation.

To further support, the brand will also donate a proportion of proceeds from UK stairlift and homelift sales made up until 9th May to The Captain Tom Foundation, enabling the charity to continue its important mission — inspiring hope where it’s needed most.

Joining forces with Captain Sir Tom’s daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, to support the Captain Tom 100, Stannah’s managing director Patrick Stannah said: “We are honoured to support The Captain Tom Foundation and its wonderful ‘100 things’ challenge.

“Captain Sir Tom’s lasting legacy of positivity, courage and support for those in need lives on through the charity’s remarkable work.

“We’re incredibly proud to have called Captain Sir Tom a valued customer; he inspired all who worked with him, just as he roused a whole nation at a challenging time.

“On behalf of the Stannah family and our team, I extend our very best wishes to Captain Sir Tom’s loved ones. In the words of a true national treasure: ‘one step has the power to inspire one hundred more’ — in the spirit of this, we hope every little lift will help to make a huge difference.”

Hannah Ingram-Moore, Captain Sir Tom’s daughter, commented: “What happened to my father, Captain Sir Tom, in 2020 was truly extraordinary and we were so buoyed by the support we were shown from far and wide which gave him renewed purpose and energy.

“We remain incredibly grateful to our friends at Stannah who continue to support us to help ensure my father’s message of hope lives on through The Captain Tom Foundation.  Together we really can make sure tomorrow will be a good day.”

More information about the challenge can be found on the Stannah website.

Founded in 1867 and established as a key player in the stairlift sector, Stannah operates globally, providing both commercial and domestic lift products, including passenger lifts, escalators and moving walkways, vertical platform lifts, goods and service lifts.

Recent market research has predicted significant global growth in the stairlift sector over the coming years – projected to hit $1.3bn by 2027.

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