Council to go gold for Children's Cancer Awareness month
18 September 2020
Council buildings will next week light up gold in support of the campaign to raise awareness about Children's Cancer during Children's Cancer Awareness month, 22nd -27th September.
Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Brian Tierney, said he hoped the illumination of the Guildhall Clock and Council building would help to raise awareness about the issue and encourage local people to support the campaign.
"To receive a Cancer diagnosis for a child is every parent's absolute worst nightmare and sadly there are many families receiving this devastating news every day. This campaign is so important as it helps to highlight the impact of cancer on children, young people and their families. Through vital awareness raising activities and ground-breaking childhood cancer research, we can help save young lives and keep families together.
"I am delighted that Council is lending its support to this campaign and I would really encourage local people to offer their support if they can, by buying a gold ribbon pin badge, showing your support on social media, holding a fundraising event, or making a donation to a cancer charity.
"Any funds raised are channelled into ensuring that children have the best possible chance of survival, whether that's by finding cures and better treatments through ground-breaking research, or making sure they and their families receive the very best care and emotional support during their illness.
"As Mayor I hope that these illumination campaigns offer a small beacon of hope, and a platform to show our solidarity and support with people living with the daily challenges of illness and suffering."