Backing Glow Gold September

Iain Gray MSP and Martin Whitfield MP are backing this year’s Glow Gold September, the annual campaign to raise awareness of childhood cancer.

Glow Gold September started last year, when campaigners across the UK, including Julie Yates and her daughter Niamh, launched the campaign. Hundreds of iconic buildings throughout the UK and beyond were lit up to help put childhood cancer in the spotlight and raise awareness of it.

Now in its second year, the campaign is asking parliamentarians and the public to support the Glow Gold message and help to focus attention on childhood cancer during the month of September.

Iain Gray MSP said:

“Last year was the first Glow Gold September, which I was very pleased to support. Local campaigners Julie and Niamh Yates were at the forefront of getting the campaign off the ground and many iconic buildings, including the Scottish Parliament, were lit up for the first time.

“This year, Glow Gold September is set to be even bigger with more support in the UK and beyond. I am delighted to support the campaign again and will be doing all I can to help raise awareness of childhood cancer throughout the month of September.”

Martin Whitfield MP said:

“I remember reading about the important role Julie and Niamh played in getting childhood cancer awareness month moved from December to September in the UK. This helped to bring it into line with other campaigns internationally and has helped to raise the profile of childhood cancer in Scotland and the rest of the UK.

“Everyone involved in Glow Gold deserves great credit for improving the profile and understanding of childhood cancer and getting the message across to the public. I’ll be supporting the campaign in Parliament and in East Lothian to help reach even more people.”

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