Council agree to ‘Light Up in Gold’ for Clic Sargent charity

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Ballymoney Borough Council has agreed to ‘Light Up in Gold’ to raise awareness of Clic Sargent.

A recent Corporate report explained: ‘Clic Sargent have invited Council to join with them in showing support for children with cancer and help to raise awareness during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September 2014.

‘Over 90 MPs and elected politicians have already signed up to wear the gold ribbon and publicly declare their support. In addition to political support, Clic Sargent are asking national and regional landmarks to ‘Light it up Gold’ on Monday 15th September to shine a light on the impact of childhood cancer. This will in turn help to facilitate local fundraising events, creating PR opportunities and raising public awareness. Many buildings and landmarks owned by local authorities will be illuminated in gold to help highlight this important campaign.

‘As members know we have supported similar campaigns eg. “Light Up Blue” to support Autism.’

In response Cllr Roma McAfee, who is a survivor of childhood cancer, praised the scheme adding: “I have been involved for may years with Clic Sargent and seen the fantastic work they do. I would like to give my support 110%.”