Spinnaker Tower turns yellow for suffering youngsters

The Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth was lit up yellow last night to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness month. ''Picture: Sarah Standing (142688-8293)
The Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth was lit up yellow last night to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness month. ''Picture: Sarah Standing (142688-8293)

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THE Spinnaker Tower turned a dazzling golden hue last night in support of children with cancer.

Portsmouth’s famous landmark was one of 15 across the country which were lit yellow in order to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

British boy Ashya King arrives for first proton beam treatment of his brain tumor at Proton Therapy Center in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Ashya's parents have fought a protracted battle to get their son treated with proton beam technology, which targets tumors more directly than radiotherapy but is not yet available for patients with brain tumors in Britain. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

British boy Ashya King arrives for first proton beam treatment of his brain tumor at Proton Therapy Center in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Ashya's parents have fought a protracted battle to get their son treated with proton beam technology, which targets tumors more directly than radiotherapy but is not yet available for patients with brain tumors in Britain. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Lorraine Sargent, chief executive of children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent said: ‘We’re thrilled that the Spinnaker Tower is joining us to light up gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

‘Every month, thousands of families deal with the devastating impact of a cancer diagnosis and its treatment.

‘Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a great opportunity for everyone to show they are standing by children with cancer.’

The move was especially poignant as one Southsea youngster’s high profile case continues. Brain tumour patient Ashya King (pictured) has undergone his second day of proton beam treatment at the Proton Therapy Centre in Prague.

The Southsea five-year-old started the treatment yesterday after being flown by private jet to the Czech Republic.

Ashya will have a total of 30 sessions at the clinic.