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Lighting up the world one building at a time...

1st January 1970


You may have spotted something different over the last fortnight. Something a bit brighter.

Venues across the country lit up in gold, yellow or white on World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day to highlight the mental health challenges people experiencing these conditions can face, including anxiety and depression.

Yellow is a positive colour symbolising optimism and hope.

The light ups followed the charity Shine’s awareness week in October, which called everyone to wear yellow to send a positive message of solidarity and raise support for people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

The gleaming venues included The National Library, Aberystwyth; Andover Guildhall; The Council House, Birmingham; Cardiff City Hall; Clifton Suspension Bridge;  Leeds Arena; St George’s Hall, Liverpool; Manchester Town Hall; Norwich City Hall; Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, and Peterborough's Avenue of Trees, Bridge Street.

Test Valley's Councillor David Drew said: “We were absolutely delighted to join the national campaign to raise awareness of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, by illuminating the Andover Guildhall to help raise awareness for Shine. Their determined work helps to improve the lives for anyone affected.”

Shine provides specialist support pre-birth and beyond for anyone living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, and to parents, families, carers and professional care staff.

With our thanks to B C Digi Phot Ltd for the Spinnaker Tower image and to all the venues for photos kindly supplied.

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