A WORCESTER woman has taken on the Captain Tom 100 Challenge to raise money for a charity close to her heart.

Helen Keegan challenged herself to make 100 items from fabric including reusable makeup wipes, shopping bags, lavender bags and cotton hair ties.

Ms Keegan is raising money for an intergenerational arts charity called Magic Me that brings together vulnerable and isolated people through arts and crafts.

She said: "The arts can have so many barriers, especially for older people. I appreciate that Magic Me is breaking down those barriers and using the arts to create meaningful connections between younger and older people."

Ms Keegan's has raised £360 the charity and will be donating her 100 creations to local charity shops.

Captain Tom 100 Challenge started on Friday 30 April which would have been Captain Tom’s 101st birthday and marks the one-year anniversary of the extraordinary celebrations following the completion of the famous 100 lap challenge of his garden, that raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS.

To honour him and his achievements, people of all ages and abilities are invited to take part in the Captain Tom 100 Challenge to raise money for causes close to their hearts.

Captain Tom’s daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, said: “We are so grateful for the incredible support we have received since my father started his record-breaking fund-raising walk and that his message of hope was shared with the world.

“Captain Tom was very proud to be able to leave behind the growing legacy of his Foundation. We know he would love the idea of inviting everyone to get involved and share their Captain Tom 100 so that together we can ensure ‘Tomorrow will be a good day’."

Did you complete the Captain Tom 100 challenge? Let us know what you did by getting in touch with our reporter, Jemma Bufton.