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Landmarks light up to launch Guide Dogs Week 2015

05 Oct 2015

Iconic buildings in Caernarfon, Belfast, London, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool lit up this weekend to glow for the charity Guide Dogs - in aid of its annual fundraising and awareness week.

Marble ArchIn the UK capital on Friday, 2 October, Marble Arch was given a new look when its white marble was turned bright yellow and blue for the night. The glowing monument also featured images of a guide dog with the hashtag #LetsGlow to launch the beginning of the charity's week. On London's Southbank, the National Theatre also turned its towers blue and yellow in support of the start of Guide Dogs Week.

The beautiful Caernarfon Castle in North Wales and The Boat in Northern Ireland's Belfast also glowed on Friday night, with an image of Guide Dogs' logo glowing in neon yellow beamed onto the brickwork.

St Georges Hall LiverpoolOn Saturday night, the Liver Building in Liverpool stood out with a specially designed light display to mark the start of Guide Dogs Week. The building was lit up in front of a crowd of Guide Dogs supporters, who had just completed a walk from a statue of the first ever guide dog to the city's riverside. Liverpool's St George's Hall also shone brightly with blue and yellow lights decorating its pillars.

Naomi Ditchfield From Liverpool With Her Guide Dog DixieThe Great Northern Warehouse in Manchester and Leeds City Markets were also glowing on Saturday with the neon yellow version of the charity's logo.

Naomi Ditchfield, who attended the Liverpool light show with her guide dog Dixie, said: "I would never have come into town at night like this before I got Dixie, she's brilliant. I'm so made up I want to tell everyone how good it is having a guide dog. I wish I'd done it years ago."

Running from 3 to 11 October, Guide Dogs Week aims to meet a fundraising target of £1million - its biggest ever - to help the charity Guide Dogs continue its life-changing work making sure that people in the UK who lose their sight don't lose their freedom as well. #LetsGlow



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