Shine a light! The many colours of the Spinnaker Tower

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The Emirates Spinnaker Tower will be lit blue on Saturday October 10 to mark World Mental Health Awareness Day

It will be the latest illumination of the Portsmouth landmark to promote a good cause.

Here’s our look back at just a few of the many colours the tower has displayed this year, and for what reason.

GOLD: 15 September 2015 – In support of the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month for CLIC Sargent the tower changed to a bright gold along with other notable buildings around the country to help raise awareness and heighten the profile of the event.

PINK: 7 August 2015 - To help raise the profile World PVNH Disorder Awareness Day the tower changed its hue to pink, which the charity urged people to wear throughout the day to show their support. PVNH is a rare neurological disease which is developed at birth, which can lead to effects like epilepsy, and can be fatal when linked with diseases such as down syndrome.

MAGENTA: 20 June 2015 – The Moonlit Memories Walk for the Rowan’s Hospice passed by the tower, which was lit a majestic magenta to celebrate the event. The walk was an opportunity for those who have lost a loved one to remember them and raise money for those with life-limiting or threatening illnesses.

YELLOW: 7 June 2015 – To support Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week, the tower was lit yellow in order to support the inherited disease which effects around 10,000 people in the UK.

PURPLE: 23 May 2015 – To aid the Stroke Association in fund raising for research and care into the condition, the tower was lit a deep purple in a sign of respect.

ORANGE: 22 May 2015 - Changing from white to orange, the tower showed Portsmouth’s support and admiration for those researching and raising funds to treat Meningitis, a disease which affects the youngest members of our society, in support of the charity Meningitis Now.

BLUE: 1 May 2015 - As the name might suggest, to honour Blue Day the tower was recoloured to blue to celebrate Pompey and raise money for research into bone cancer. The event, which is run by The News and the Tom Prince Cancer Fund, is held annually in memory of Tom, a young Pompey fan who died the evening before his 16th birthday in 2004.

GREEN: 22 April 2015 – Similarly, in order to celebrate Earth day, the tower was lit a dark green in order to honour the world and nature, to raise awareness of global warming and to promote peace.

*Organisations requesting a coloured illumination should contact Emirates Spinnaker Tower PR executive Ellie Morgan on 023 92 857 534