Hartlepool printing firm makes its mark for charity by taking part in Captain Tom 100 challenge

A Hartlepool printing company is following in the footsteps of Captain Tom Moore to help a number of local charities.

By Mark Payne
Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 12:46 pm

Hartlepool Digital Print are taking on the Captain Tom 100 challenge to celebrate his legacy and fundraise for lots of great causes.

The printing firm, based at the Hartlepool Enterprise Centre, in Brougham Terrace, are hoping to get 100 customers to pledge 10% of the price of their purchase to charity in the 100 days following the beginning of the challenge on April 30.

Customers are being asked to order through the business’s dedicated Captain Tom 100 challenge website.

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Hartlepool Digital Printing are taking part in the Sir Captain Tom Moore 100 Challenge. Front, Andrew Saint and, back from left, Kenny Doherty, Rachel Cryer and director Paul Cryer.

Hartlepool Digital Print will then match half of the donation, meaning 15% of the total cost of the sale goes to their chosen charities.

They are Hartlepool Foodbank, autism support charity Daisy Chains, mental health art group Artisans and Jax Story who combat video game addiction in children.

Hartlepool Digital Print director Paul Cryer said: “These charities already played a vital role in our community, but that role has only become more important during the pandemic.

"With so many charities struggling to make ends meet at the moment, we want to do everything we can, over the course of the 100 days, to make a difference.”

Captain Tom Moore raised over £32million for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden during the darkest days of the pandemic. Picture: PA.

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Following Captain Tom’s death in February, his family came up with the challenge based around the number 100 that anyone could join in to celebrate his remarkable life.

Paul added: “Everyone in the team is 100% behind this. Like so many around the world, we were all inspired by Captain Tom and his fundraising for the NHS last year.

"His optimistic and hopeful outlook was an inspiration to so many, just when we needed it the most.

"That’s why, when the Captain Tom Foundation announced the launch of Captain Tom 100, we knew we had to be a part of it.”

Founded in April 2019 by directors Paul Cryer and Chris Jones, Hartlepool Digital Print not only survived through the pandemic but has thrived.

The business maintained close to its pre-lockdown turnover levels and also took on two new apprentices.

It is also set to open a new store in Hartlepool Enterprise Centre, and launch a new website offering a huge range of new products.

To support the Captain Tom challenge through Hartlepool Digital Print visit www.captainsirtommoore100challenge.co.uk

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