British landmarks go gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

A host of buildings across the UK lit up gold to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Iconic buildings, including Blackpool Tower, London’s National Theatre and the Brighton Wheel turned gold to support CLIC Sargent - the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families.

Every month, thousands of families deal with the devastating impact of a cancer diagnosis and its treatment. Cancer treatment for children is often gruelling and can start immediately, last as long as three years and take place many miles from home.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which is running throughout September, is a chance to raise awareness of the impact of childhood cancer, and of CLIC Sargent’s work supporting young cancer patients and their families.

CLIC Sargent Chief Executive Lorraine Clifton said: “We're thrilled that so many iconic buildings lit up gold as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

“Every month, thousands of families deal with the devastating impact of a cancer diagnosis and its treatment, and CLIC Sargent is here to provide vital practical, emotional and financial support from diagnosis onwards.

“Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a great opportunity for everyone to show they are standing by children with cancer.”

Kate Shane, General Manager at Blackpool Tower, said: “We’re very proud that Blackpool Tower was able to be part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Turning the Tower gold was a fantastic opportunity to show our support to CLIC Sargent and the amazing work they do for children and families affected by cancer.”

You can support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by wearing a gold ribbon. Gold ribbons are available from CLIC Sargent's online shop, your local CLIC Sargent charity shop or branches of the supermarket Lidl, fashion retailer Wallis or J D Wetherspoon pubs.

Buildings which turned gold for CCAM:

  • Belfast City Hall
  • Blackpool Tower
  • Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Brighton
  • Brighton Wheel
  • Exeter Cathedral
  • Gloucester Cathedral
  • Heron Tower, London
  • National Theatre, London
  • Salisbury Cathedral
  • SSE Hydro, Glasgow
  • Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth (lighting up on Sept 16)
  • Tower 42, London