The region will turn yellow this Friday, as hundreds of people take part in special events to raise money for charity.
Whether it’s wearing yellow, eating yellow or just having yellow themed fun, people will be hoping to raise £100,000 for a national charity which is dedicated to stamping out all forms of childhood liver disease.
Big Yellow Friday will take place this Friday, (March 6), the national awareness and fundraising day for Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF).
Amongst those lending their support to the cause is actress, Claire Sweeney.
She said: “I know what CLDF does to transform the lives of young people affected by liver disease so I would ask everyone to do their bit – if your baking skills don’t stretch to making a yellow cake, just wear a splash of yellow on the day and make a text donation.”
CLDF Chief Executive, Alison Taylor said: “Every day in the UK, two children are diagnosed with a childhood liver disease – that’s more than childhood leukaemia – and there is still no cure.
“We take action against childhood liver disease by providing information and emotional support, funds for research and a voice for all those affected.
“In order to do this however, we rely on community fundraising for the majority of our income which is why Big Yellow Friday is such an important day for us.
“It’s wonderful to see so many people making a huge effort to raise awareness and funds for CLDF. Every contribution, however small, helps to make a real difference to the lives of families affected by liver disease.”
You can support Big Yellow Friday by visiting Big Yellow Friday or texting BYFR12£ (amount) to 70070.
Every day in the UK, two children are diagnosed with a childhood liver disease – that’s more than childhood leukaemia – and there is still no cure.CLDF Chief Executive, Alison Taylor
For more information on CLDF visit Child Liver Disease