Some of New Zealand’s favourite iconic buildings are lending their support alongside international landmarks as part of a campaign celebrating World Prematurity Day on 17 November. The “Lighting Up Purple” campaign is designed to raise awareness of the 15 million babies born prematurely worldwide each year. In New Zealand, the number is over 5,000 each year.
Amongst the participants is the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington, The Control Tower at Christchurch International Airport, Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral and The Mountain Fountain on its grounds, New Plymouth’s Clock Tower and The Oamaru Opera House are other examples of landmarks that will be illuminated purple as part of the eye-catching global campaign.
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