Landmarks turn orange for World Osteoporosis Day
21 Oct 2016
Three landmarks across the UK have been turned orange to highlight World Osteoporosis Day.
Conwy Castle, Radstock's Miners' Wheel and Lancaster's Ashton Memorial all glowed orange to mark the day and also to celebrate the National Osteoporosis Society’s 30th anniversary.
The light up events proved a great way to raise awareness of the condition and the charity and provided great opportunities for people passing by to stop, take pictures, shared images on social media and find out more.
Over the last three decades, the charity has funded ground-breaking research into osteoporosis, set up support groups across the UK, raised awareness and provided a lifeline for those with the disease.
Each location had a different team working on lighting up their respective monuments.
For Conwy Castle, the Osteoporosis team at Llandudno General Hospital organised the event and worked in the afternoon to turn all the lights for the castle orange in time darkness.
Debbie Stone, Service Development Manager for the charity and specialist nurse, said: “I’m really proud of the Llandudno team. The NHS is really hard work yet they continue to combine professionalism and clinical skills with a genuine regard for their community and the wider world of osteoporosis!
“Where else would you find the lead Consultant and Senior Osteoporosis Nurse cutting up orange filters to then personally stick them onto the lights of a castle?”
In Lancaster, the lighting up of the Ashton Memorial was organised by the Morecambe Bay Support Group.
For World Osteoporosis Day, we are also sharing Lynley's story, which shows just how life changing osteoporosis can be.
With an estimated 3million people in the UK affected by osteoporosis, Lynley is not alone in her experience of the condition.
Please support our work to help make a difference to the lives of people like Lynley.
Find out how you can support us at https://nos.org.uk/get-involved/.