Charity asks for Spinnaker Tower to go turquoise

The Spinnaker Tower will change colour once again for charity

The Spinnaker Tower by Portsmouth Harbour is the latest landmark in the country to be signed up to support this year's Post Polio Syndrome Day on the 22nd October 2015.

The structure will be decked in turquoise lights for the occasion. It is the fourth time the day has been organised to show support for the 120,000 people in the UK with the debilitating neurological condition.

Other buildings to go turquoise will be Queen Elizabeth Hall in London’s South Bank, the Millennium Bridge in Gateshead, and the tower at Gloucester Cathedral.

“To have so many national monuments supporting us is wonderful and the news that the Spinnaker Tower is joining us too is just the icing on the cake,”

– Ted Hill, MBE, CEO of The British Polio Fellowship

In the past the Spinnaker Tower has turned gold, and even purple to raise awareness for various causes and charities. The lights have also been turned out, in support of Global Earth Hour.

"I am delighted to be able to light for Post Polio Syndrome Awareness Day. We have a fantastic asset in the Emirates Spinnaker Tower and its ability to light different colours as it gives us the incredible opportunity to spread awareness of many worthwhile causes throughout the year."

– Sarah Webb, General Manager, Emirates Spinnaker Tower