Council buildings to light up on selected dates in September

2nd September 2019

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council will illuminate Enniskillen Castle and the Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, to mark a number of events taking place throughout September.

Enniskillen Castle and Strule Arts Centre will be lit teal on 1 September 2019, on behalf of The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association, to mark the 2nd World Day of Unity for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association provides support for people diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and is dedicated to raising awareness of what is the most common hormone disorder in women and a leading cause of female infertility.  For more information about the organisation please visit www.pcoschallenge.org/.

The Strule Arts Centre and Enniskillen Castle will then be lit pink on 2 September 2019 to promote Organ Donation Week which takes place from 2 – 8 September 2019.

As part of Organ Donation Week, the NHS is encouraging people to share their organ donation decision with their family in order to help save the lives of those on the transplant waiting list, which currently stands at a figure of 200 in Northern Ireland. For more information about how you can become an organ donor please visit www.organdonationni.info/.

On 14 September 2019, Enniskillen Castle and Strule Arts Centre will be illuminated orange, on behalf of Fight Against Suicide Ltd, as part of World Suicide Month. This will also coincide with a fundraising event, ‘Cycle for Hope’ which is taking place in Omagh on this date, with registration commencing at 8:30am from Drumragh Integrated College.

All funds raised will be invested into Fight Against Suicide Ltd’s schools’ programme which helps to create a caring, respectful and safe learning environment that supports mental health in schools, building hope and resilience amongst young people. For more information about the event please visit www.cycleagainstsuicide.com/event/omagh-spin-off/.

The lighting up of Council buildings to mark specific days of significance is one way in which the Council may provide support to a particular charity.

Enquiries regarding illuminating Council properties and charity support should be made to Alison Gilmore, Community Services, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council by telephoning 0300 303 1777, text phone 028 8225 6216 or emailing alison.gilmore@fermanaghomagh.com.