Monday, February 26, 2024

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Landmarks will Glow Gold in battle to beat child-killing cancer

Iconic buildings and landmarks across Britain and the world are being asked to light up gold in September as part of a Glow Gold campaign to raise awareness of childhood cancer.

Edinburgh Castle, Spinnaker Tower, Althorp House, The Kelpies by sculptor Andy Scott and The Gateshead Millennium Bridge are among those which will light up from dusk until dawn on September 1 and throughout the whole month if possible.

So far more than 100 buildings across the country and in Ireland have signed up.

They include the Convention Centre in Dublin, Leeds Castle in Kent and the Pulrose Power Station on the Isle Of Man.

Lothian Buses Travel Shops in Scotland will also be alight in a golden glow while water in the fountains at London’s Trafalgar Square will be changing colour in support of the campaign.

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Further afield the Christchurch Casino in New Zealand, Houston City Hall in Texas and Science World in Vancouver in Canada will also be glowing in the dark.

Even beauty salons are being urged to encourage customers to go gold with their nail polish while shops are being asked to support the campaign by sporting gold-themed window displays.

The Glow Gold campaign was set up by parents who had lost a child to cancer and the venture has the backing and support of many well known charities including Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Fund, Clic Sargent, Candlelighters, Child Cancer and Leukaemia Group and Children With Cancer & Leukaemia Advice & Support For Parents.

Gold is the official colour of childhood cancer and Glow Gold has been gathering more and more support over the last couple of years.

It aims to raise awareness and help parents of children with cancer as well as provide families with information on symptoms to watch out for.

Go to for more details of the campaign.

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