You light up my nights: UK turns yellow for launch


One more day until our launch of the Great Daffodil Appeal and we’ve got something very special planned for tomorrow. We’ll flip the switch on iconic landmarks throughout the country and fill the British skyline with a daffodil yellow glow. From Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower to Scotland’s Inverness Castle, famous places across the UK will get the yellow treatment.

Even the world famous Piccadilly Circus screens will turn yellow for one hour as the site owner Land Securities and advertisers Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Samsung, and TDK all give up their space to help raise awareness of the appeal. So follow the yellow lit road and find a bright landmark wherever you are:

Wales Millennium Centre (lighting on February 28)

Northern Ireland Parliament Buildings, Stormont Estate, Belfast Derry City Council’s Civic Offices (during the month of March)

Scotland National Monument, Calton Hill, Edinburgh National Gallery on the Mound, Edinburgh Melville Monument, St Andrew’s Square His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow Inverness Castle Inverness Cathedral Inverness Town House  Ness Bridge, Inverness

London EDF Energy London Eye Trafalgar Square The National Theatre HMS Belfast London County Hall Strata SE1, London Piccadilly Circus

North Gateshead Millennium Bridge The University of Liverpool, Active Learning Laboratory The Trafford Centre Main Dome, Manchester

Midlands The Wheel of Nottingham Nottingham Castle Northampton Market Square, Northampton Gallowtree Gate columns, Leicester

South Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth The Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol St Stephen’s Church, Bath The Harlequin Shopping Centre, Watford