Rosie’s 100 laps for Captain Tom Foundation and Gillingham Medical Practice


Rosie celebrating at the end of lap 100, with the 2012 Olympic Torch.

Gillingham Health Champion Rosie Thompson – a retired PE Teacher from Gillingham High School – walked 100 laps of the Peacemarsh Surgery car park on 1st May to raise money for the Captain Tom Foundation and to recognise the work of Gillingham Medical Practice.

Rosie completed the challenge in her usual style; dressed in NHS rainbow scrubs!

There were themed laps including ‘blindfolded’, ‘Robot Rosie’, ‘dry land swimming’, cartwheels, Spitfire flypast and the ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone lap’ amongst others!

Rosie completed the 10.1 mile course in just over 3 hours and was cheered on by fellow Health
Champions and Gillingham Medical Practice staff.

Rosie completing her Spitfire flypast lap, supported by her fellow Health Champions and Gillingham Medical Practice staff.

Rosie said
‘’To complete the challenge holding a 2012 Olympic relay torch was the icing on the cake.

“Everyone’s kind words and thoughts really kept me going, along with the generosity of all donors to the Captain Tom Foundation – I’ve raised over £600 which is just awesome! Thanks to everyone involved: in the words of Captain Tom ‘Tomorrow Will Be a Better Day’.


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