Hospice ropes people in to
ST. Joseph's Hospice (Jospice) is on
the lookout for anyone with a head for heights to join them for a very special
abseil down one of Liverpool's most famous landmarks.
On Saturday, 6 August 2016, supporters of the hospice, including their two new
community fundraisers Clare Maher and Laura Smith, will abseil 150ft down
Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral to raise money for the hospice, which provides
long-term, specialised end of life care for patients with a wide range of
The abseil starts at 7pm and 2 ropes will be available so that friends and
family members can even abseil together.
Penny Hamer, Director of Income Generation at St Joseph's Hospice, said:-
"This is a jaw dropping challenge that will give you the best imaginable view of
the world famous Liverpool skyline. We need to raise £6,500 every day to keep
our services running and what better way to spend a summers evening than taking
on this amazing challenge while raising vital funds for the Hospice."
Registration costs £25 and the minimum sponsorship required is £100. Places are
extremely limited so early booking is advised.
To book your place, please call Clare on 0151 932 6035 or
or you can book on
Jam fans asked to donate
AN exhibition dedicated to 1 of the
most influential bands of the last 40 years is opening in Liverpool; and
curators want fans' memorabilia to be part of it. About 'The Young Idea'
the most comprehensive exploration of the music, background, political and
social impact of 'The Jam.' The new exhibition, which opens to the public on Friday, 1 July
2016, combines the
latest interactive technology with incredible, never before seen archives which
chart the rise and success of the band often described as:- 'the voice of a
generation.' Curated by frontman Paul Weller's sister Nicky, Russell Reader and Den Davis,
the team are currently on site at the iconic Cunard Building coordinating the
build of the experience.
They are asking fans of The Jam to temporarily donate any memorabilia they have
for a special section of the exhibition dedicated to the commitment and loyalty
of the mods and rockers.
The team are after donations such as items of clothing, guitars, posters and
even a Jam related scooter.
Nicky said:- "We obviously have huge and varied archives which are going
on display, but our previous exhibition at Somerset House last year really
highlighted the fact that the passion and love for The Jam is still strong today
and fans want to find a way of sharing their loyalty to the band. Loads of
people tell me all the time about different items of clothing or unique
merchandise that they have kept for decades and would never dream of throwing
out, so this is a chance for them to put their dedication on show and let other
fans admire the gems they have been storing over the years."
Den added:- "In my opinion, the Jam fans are like no other and we think it
will be a nice nod to them to include them in Liverpool's showcase.
There are many items we would love to see; in particular, I want to know if
anyone out there has the black and white suit Paul wore for a Manchester Apollo
gig in 1979; I'd be very pleased to see that once again in the flesh."
Anyone who would like to loan a piece of memorabilia should
The items are required by 29 June 2016, but alternatively they can be added
throughout the run of the showcase.
The exhibition in the Cunard Building will run until Sunday, 25 September 2016 and
this will be the last time it will be on view in the UK.
Tickets for the show will cost up to £9.50, with discounts at off-peak times,
and are limited each day to ensure the best possible experience for audiences.
For more information, or to buy tickets, visit:-
HMS Duncan to help Liverpool
celebrate Armed Forces Day
HMS Duncan has welcome members of the
public onboard as it helped Liverpool celebrate Armed Forces Day. The Type 45
Destroyer was berthed alongside Liverpool Cruise Terminal, from
22 June 2016, until 27 June 2016. It was open to visitors on
both Saturday and Sunday. During its visit it will also hosted students from
Christ the King College, Academy of St Francis of Assisi, Priestly College.
1 of the sailors, Engineering Technician (Communications Information Systems)
Amanda Davies, aged 23, from Huyton is a former Sea Cadet with Huyton with Roby
Sea Cadets; TS Iron Duke. The former Knowsley Community College Roby Campus
pupil was looking forward to showing current members and loved ones around HMS
Duncan. She said:- "It was very a proud moment for me to show of the
latest and best Type 45 Destroyer to friends and family in my home Town."
Members of the crew will attend the opening of
Hugh Baird College's Port Academy in Bootle tomorrow and play golf at West
Lancashire Golf Club, while the Commanding Officer Commander Charles Guy, will
be among guests at the Arnold Palmer Cup opening ceremony and dinner at Formby
Golf Club, that evening.
Commander Guy said:- "I am delighted to be able to bring the Navy's newest
operational warship into Liverpool for Armed Forces Day 2016. I have 10 members
of my ship's company that hail from Merseyside and even for the rest of us, a
warship coming up the Mersey feels like something of a homecoming.
For the Battle of the Atlantic, Liverpool was on the front line and I will make
sure I personally pay my respects at the statue of Captain Frederic 'Johnnie'
Walker, RN at the Pier Head. On Saturday, Armed Forces Day, we will be
representing the Royal Navy alongside at the Cruise Terminal. Members of the
public will have the chance to come and see HMS Duncan and to meet some of my
sailors in person."
For more information about the Royal Navy please visit their website at:-