Post Office helps to give Captain Tom a brilliant birthday

Post Office helps to give Captain Tom a brilliant birthday

To help fundraising hero Captain Tom Moore celebrate his 100th Birthday, Post Office has created five card designs to personalise, which customers can print out and get their children to colour in, write their own special message inside and to send to Captain Tom. 

Captain Tom Moore is the wonderful WW2 veteran who wanted to walk 100 lengths of his garden before his 100th birthday, with the aim of raising £1,000 for NHS Charities Together.

Not only has Tom successfully achieved his 100 lengths, but he has smashed his target and has raised over £18 million for charity – while also capturing the nation’s heart. 

Post Office has been inundated with requests from people wanting to send Captain Tom a birthday card. Captain Tom’s friend and local Postmaster Bill Chandi at Marston Moretaine branch in Bedfordshire has volunteered to collect birthday cards for him and pass them on to make his day extra special. 

Postmaster Bill was interviewed on BBC Breakfast yesterday and since then Post Office has been sharing posts on social media to show people how they can send a birthday card to Tom. Last night’s activity on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter reached over 200,000 people with 12,000 of them commenting, liking or sharing the posts with friends. 

Over the weekend, we’ll be running a campaign to drive customers to the Post Office website to download the card and also encourage them to send birthday messages to us to share with Tom on social media.

Look out for this to share it on your own social media to encourage your friends, family and local customers to join in. If any of your customers would like to send Captain Tom a card the address is:

Captain Tom Moore,
c/o Marston Moretaine Post Office,
67 Bedford Road,
Marston Mortaine,
Bedford,
MK43 0LA.

 

It’s also still possible to donate to Captain Tom’s charity, find out all the details here.  

 

*image courtesy of BBC