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Town Hall turns a shade of Red for Cure Leukaemia appeal

Birmingham’s Grade- I listed iconic Town Hall will be lit up in red, alongside the University of Birmingham’s historic clock tower ‘Old Joe’, later today to mark the end of a hugely successful Red Alert appeal and partnership between city-based charity Cure Leukaemia and BBC Radio WM 95.6.

Having launched the Red Alert Appeal in Victoria Square one year ago, the evening will see the Town Hall light up in red at 6pm followed by the team’s return to the square with the arrival of patron Glynn Purnell, patient Tony De Grey and Cure Leukaemia’s CEO James McLaughlin to talk about the success of the appeal.

From 6:45pm, ‘Old Joe’ and the Dudley Canal network will also be illuminated in red to celebrate.

“The Red Alert appeal with BBC WM has provided us with no end of support over the last twelve months and we are incredibly grateful for everything it has achieved for us. Our final week of the appeal is one of the most exciting yet and we are looking forward to welcoming all of our supporters at our red light switch on at the Town Hall. It will mark a fantastic end to what has been a great campaign for Cure Leukaemia.”– James McLaughlin, CEO of Cure Leukaemia

The Red Alert Appeal has raised £178,363 for Cure Leukaemia’s work. Read more here