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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Lightcube to be lit up for World Down Syndrome Day

One of West Lancashire’s best-known landmarks - the Lightcube – will be lit up in red and blue to mark World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March 2016.

The Lightcube, on Exchange Island in Skelmersdale, is a stainless steel structure, 7 metres high, with the top two metres covered with fibre-optic lights controlled by a computer. West Lancashire Borough Council can, by agreement, arrange for the lights to change colour to mark special days.

The Council decided to arrange the special light display in response to a request from Skelmersdale mother-of-three Mrs Gillian Haworth, whose youngest son Tom, aged three, has Down’s Syndrome.

The Leader of the Council, Cllr Ian Moran, said: “The Lightcube is one of our borough’s most distinctive landmarks and I’ll be delighted to see it shining red and blue to mark World Down Syndrome Day, as this is a cause which is close to the hearts of many in West Lancashire.”

Communities across the world are celebrating World Down Syndrome Day to raise awareness and help increase people’s understanding about Down Syndrome. Visit World Down Syndrome Day (external link) for more information.

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