Help to Support Fostering in the North West by Turning Out Your Lights Tonight!
You can show your support for fostering tonight, Thursday 24th November, by switching off your lights for 1 minute at 8.30pm.
Child Action North West (CANW) is calling on people from across the North West to show support for their 1200 Lights campaign to raise awareness of the need for more foster carers in the region.
Statistics show that more than 1200 new foster families are needed in the North West this year alone – more than in any other region in the country. Some of the region’s best loved buildings, including the Blackpool Tower, the dome of the Trafford Centre and the Liver Building will be turning their lights off to show their support for foster care.
CANW’s CEO Sue Cotton said: “Last year our 1200 Lights campaign turned out the lights on some landmark buildings in the North West, and we’re delighted that many more, including Carlisle Cathedral, Bolton Football Club and the Port of Liverpool Building have agreed to join us for this year’s event.
“But we also want everyone at home to join in and turn out their lights for one minute to show their support. We’ve set up the hashtag #1200Lights on Twitter and Facebook, and are asking people to turn off their lights on 24th November to pledge their support. We’re hoping people will film their pledge and post the video on social media so we’ll be able to see the lights switch off right across the region.”
The lights switch off will also be coinciding with the climax of a fundraising concert at Blackburn Cathedral tonight, which will fall into darkness as the final note is sung.
Here at Perpetual Fostering, we strongly encourage everyone to join in by turning off your lights at home at 8.30pm. For one minute this evening we ask that you think about whether you could bring light into a child’s life by becoming a foster carer.
You can find out more about the 1200Lights campaign by visiting CANW’s Facebook page.
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