Today is the launch of the Glow Gold campaign, a childhood cancer awareness campaign whose aim is to have iconic buildings and landmarks throughout the UK and the rest of the world to illuminate in gold during September 2016. Stuart has shown his support by turning his office window’s gold and by lodging the parliamentary motion below. Special praise must go to Gourock mum Gillian Mowat who brought the campaign to Stuart’s attention and has been instrumental in the campaign locally.
Motion Number: S5M-01259
Lodged By: Stuart McMillan
Date Lodged: 01/09/2016
Title: Glow Gold Campaign
That the Parliament welcomes the Glow Gold Campaign, a childhood cancer awareness campaign whose aim is to have iconic buildings and landmarks throughout the UK and the rest of the world to illuminate in gold during September 2016; notes that total of 190 buildings and landmarks are signed up to Glow Gold this year with buildings ranging from the Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock to Canary Wharf, Niagara Falls and the Olympic Cauldron in Vancouver; understands that 11 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK every day, however the campaign is keen to stress that, with increased awareness comes earlier diagnosis, increased funding and research, kinder, more targeted therapy and ultimately a change in the prognosis for children diagnosed with cancer; commends Gourock mum, Gillian Mowat, for her involvement and commitment to the campaign while her five-year-old son is receiving treatment for leukaemia, and hopes that one day research will find a cure for childhood cancer and allow children and their families to enjoy their early years in good health.