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Light switch off in North West to highlight Fostering

Posted on 24th November 2016 by

Lights will go out at Blackpool Tower, intuTrafford Trafford Centre & Liver Building Liverpool at 8:30pm tonight (24/11/2016) to highlight the need for foster carers in the North West.

This fostering campaign, set up by Child Action Northwest, is called the 1200 Lights campaign, to highlight the need for more than 1200 extra foster care families right across the North West this year.

Some of the regions best-loved buildings have pledged their support for the campaign, including:

Blackpool Tower

Liver Building (Liverpool)

One Angel Square (Co-op Building, Manchester)

Blackburn Cathedral

Trafford Centre (Manchester)

Port of Liverpool Building

Bolton FC

St Chads Church, Poulton le Fylde (Blackpool)

Carlisle Cathedral

St Laurence’s Church, Chorley

Statistics show that more than 1,200 new foster families are needed in the North West this year alone – more than in any other region in the country – almost as many as Yorkshire, Humberside and the North East put together. The 1200 Lights campaign asks you to think about whether you could give a child or young person a loving home. Could you be the light that these young people who don’t have a bright, welcoming family need in their lives?

The lights switch off, which is timed for 8.30pm on Thursday 24th November will coincide with the finale of a special fundraising concert at Blackburn Cathedral, which will fall into darkness as the final note is sung. To buy tickets, priced at £5.00 and £2.50 for concessions, contact CANW on tel 01254 244700 or by email at or click here to book your tickets.


Here at Lorimer we back any campaign that makes people think about fostering children and young people in the North West and across the UK. We continually put the children and young people at the heart of our agency and work closely with local authorities to provide safe and stable homes for young people to grow up in and helping them realise their potential. If you are considering welcoming a young person into your home, please contact us today!


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