You may have noticed something different about Blackpool Tower last night! In support of Lyme Disease Awareness Month the iconic landmark was illuminated green, after the leading campaign’s colour and will be lit for three consecutive nights.
Sophie Ward, daughter of Michael and Julie, of Resi Parks, is an avid activist for the group and she arranged the special occasion with Blackpool Council. Throughout the country a host of standout buildings are being lit up similarly to help boost awareness of Lyme Disease, including Emirates Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, Manchester Town Hall and the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle.
On a windswept promenade in Blackpool, Sophie was interviewed by Radio Lancashire and TV Lancashire with the 125 year old Blackpool Tower in the background, which stands over 518 feet tall.
Lyme Disease is contracted if bitten by an infected tick, something which can happen particularly in woodland areas where ticks are commonly found. Symptoms of Lyme Disease are vast, at up to 70 known, including fatigue, heart problems, anxiety and nausea. At present, there is no cure.
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