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St Joseph's Hospice supporters invited to celebrate Captain Sir Tom's achievements in special fundraising event

FOLLOWING the outpouring of heartfelt messages since the death of Captain Sir Tom Moore, on 2 February 2021, his family pledged to celebrate his life with an event that everyone, in the UK and around the world, could be involved in. That event is the Captain Tom 100 and St Joseph's Hospice is proud to be inviting our supporters to take part.

St Joseph's Hospice, like many other charities, has been hugely impacted by the Covid19 Pandemic. It has had a catastrophic effect, with the cancellation of thousands of fundraising events and the loss of billions in income.

Captain Tom 100 offers St Joseph's Hospice supporters, of all ages and abilities, the the opportunity to raise crucial funds for our charity, while at the same time celebrating Captain Tom's generosity of spirit, the hope and joy he brought to millions, and his sense of fun.

To take part is simple. All participants need to do is dream up a Captain Tom 100 challenge based around the number 100 and do it at anytime and anywhere over Captain Tom's birthday weekend; starting on Friday, 30 April 2021 through to Bank Holiday Monday, 3 May 2021.

The challenge could be walking 100 steps or running 100 metres, scoring 100 goals, baking 100 cakes, climbing 100 stairs, hopping 100 laps of the garden, building 100 sandcastles, writing a 100 word poem, flipping 100 pancakes; anything at all, inside or out.

Once supporters have chosen their challenge, they can fundraise or donate to St Joseph's Hospice and share their 100 on social media, using:- #CaptainTom100.

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 fundraising 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.' We look forward to celebrating with you on what would have been his 101st birthday weekend; it's going to be fun!"

Zoë Furnivall, fundraiser at St Joseph's Hospice, said:- "We are very excited to take part in the Captain Tom 100 to celebrate the achievements of this incredible man and we hope that all our supporters will join in by thinking up some fun and exciting challenges around the number 100. Together, this will really capture the generosity of spirit that Captain Tom brought to the nation 1 year ago. What a wonderful tribute and a fantastic way to mark what would have been Captain Tom's 101st birthday weekend."

Find out more at:- or visit the St Joseph's Hospice Captain Tom 100 donation page.

Invisible Wind Factory reveals the Rollerdrome – launching 22 May 2021

FROM May 2021, Liverpool's Invisible Wind Factory are debuting their brand new concept comes the Rollerdrome. The iconic venue is being transformed into an immersive production and a unique roller skating experience which debuts on Saturday, 22 May 2021, with skaters of all abilities welcome, from beginners to advanced across a range of classes. Tickets and info are available from:-

The 1st season's theme is an interplanetary disco with mirrored geometry, laser grids and a giant floating spaceship, creating an other worldly experiential adventure in typical IWF style. A series of events with Liverpool Disco Festival's United Skates are already confirmed.

Throughout 2021 the IWF team will be exploring ways to combine exercise, sport and well being with immersive audio visual production, music and art; and the Rollerdrome is the 1st stage. With so much time spent locked down in the last 12 months, the absence of gyms, clubs and wider culture has been profound. In this spirit IWF will have a new focus on activities that promote physical, mental and social well being for everyone, from young starters, families and solo skaters through to all ages welcome from across the City Region.

Some of the new additions to Invisible Wind Factory include a permanent wooden dance floor and a range of quality skating gear to hire. There will be street food and a cafe and a bar service with cocktails, soft drinks and more. IWF's Rollerdrome will be the only roller skating facility in the City, offering a wide range of fitness classes and skating events each week, collaborating with a host of skaters, promoters and artists. One of the headline collaborations is with Liverpool Disco Festival, who will host a range of events featuring international DJs and live acts under their own banner:- 'United Skates,' every:- Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The safety of their visitors is paramount to IWF. With the doors opening to the public, from 22 May 2021, stringent plans are in place to ensure a safe and Covid secure experience for all visitors from start to finish of each experience.

Invisible Wind Factory say:- “We've taken this opportunity to link fitness and sport activities with an immersive audio visual experience, and we're really excited about turning fitness on its head to create something genuinely experimental and unseen before. We will continue to host world class live music and club nights, working with local and national promoters but with more on offer during the daytimes. After a year or more away, we want to offer people the ultimate dance floor to return to.”

Liverpool Disco Festival say:- “We are stoked to finally launch our new 'United Skates' concept. Skating parties at our festival events have always proven super popular and now the plan is to take things up to the next level and deliver these regular sessions, uniting people via skating. As with all our events quality music, artists and musical community approach will be at the heart of the programming and we will be delving deep into the roots of skate culture to deliver an authentic experience merged with contemporary high level production at The Invisible Wind Factory. Their unbeatable otherworldly immersive magic will no doubt help make this something very special indeed.”

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