Lighthouse to shine brightly for charity appeal

An iconic landmark is to shine brightly as it supports a charity appeal.

Thursday, 3rd March 2016, 8:13 am
Updated Thursday, 3rd March 2016, 8:16 am
St Mary's Island, lighthouse, causeway. GM033010

St Mary’s Lighthouse, in Whitley Bay, will be illuminated yellow throughout March to support Marie Curie and the 30th anniversary of its Great Daffodil Appeal.

Charlotte Campbell, community fundraiser for Marie Curie in the north east, said: “The Great Daffodil Appeal makes it possible for Marie Curie Nurses to provide free hands-on care for people with a terminal illness.

“To have the support of North Tyneside Council in this way, by illuminating such an iconic landmark is fantastic and will go a great deal towards raising awareness of the The Great Daffodil Appeal.”

Mayor Norma Redfearn said: “The council is delighted to be helping Marie Curie by illuminating St Mary’s Lighthouse. The charity provides invaluable support to residents and their loved ones.”

“We’re really pleased to show our appreciation to such a worthy cause in this way.”

To volunteer to collect for Marie Curie and support the Great Daffodil Appeal call 0191 219 1241 or visit