THE Spinnaker Tower will shine bright yellow in support of the Dorothy’s Dream Appeal.
As a beacon on the Portsmouth horizon, the tower hopes that by supporting The Rowans Hospice’s Go Yellow for Dorothy Day it will raise awareness for the appeal.
The fundraising campaign – which will fund a new hospice at home service for people across Portsmouth and south-east Hampshire – is about £269,000 short of its £1m target and the big push is on to hit the magic million.
Paul Mahy, commercial manager at the Spinnaker, said: ‘As a national icon, the tower is able to raise crucial awareness for The Rowans Hospice and the Dorothy’s Dream appeal as it nears the £1m target.
‘We’re proud to offer our support to such a worthy cause.’
The lighting up of the tower coincides with the hospice’s yellow-themed fundraising day which will take place this Friday.
The hospice has called on the community to help it finish its yellow brick road by wearing yellow clothes and accessories and donating £2 to the appeal.
The tower will be lit up in yellow on Friday night from about 8pm onwards.
Ruth White, chief executive of The Rowans, said: ‘We’re extremely grateful to everyone at the tower for their support for our appeal.
‘Having it lit up yellow will be symbolic of the dream becoming a reality as we launch The Rowans Hospice at Home service in September.
‘We hope that this will inspire local businesses and community groups to hold a Go Yellow for Dorothy Day by wearing something yellow too.’
If you would like to take part in the yellow day, call the hospice on (023) 9223 853.
The News would also love to hear from anyone taking part. Call (023) 9262 2169.