ICONIC buildings are being urged to light up in support of the fight against childhood cancer.

Highcliffe Castle and The Priory have already signed up to the Glow Gold campaign organised by Dorset families affected by childhood cancer.

They say without improved awareness, little will change in terms of early diagnosis, research, treatment or prognosis for children.

Glow Gold September is a childhood cancer awareness campaign supported by local and national charities.

Vicky Turner, whose daughter Isabel Baker died from leukaemia on 12 August 2015 just days after her first birthday, hopes as many landmarks as possible will shine gold in support.

Vicky, who set up a foundation in Isabel’s name to help other parents who have suffered the ultimate heartache of losing a child to cancer, said: “Isabel never stopped fighting and I won’t either.

“We need iconic buildings across Dorset to illuminate their external façade in gold for September from dusk until dawn.

“We want to improve the profile of childhood cancer in line with that of the more well-known adult cancers.”

Statistics show 10 children are diagnosed with cancer in the UK every day but three out of 10 children will lose their battle according to charity Be Child Cancer Aware.

Vicky, 27, who lives in Christchurch, added: “Our aim is to ensure the colour gold becomes synonymous with childhood cancer and our awareness month September.

“Please help us to get your place of work, or favourite building to light up in September for children’s cancer awareness.”

For more information about the childhood cancer awareness campaign search Glow Gold September on Facebook, search @glowgoldkids on Twitter or email admin@theisabelbakerfoundation.co.uk

To find out about the early symptoms and signs of childhood cancer go to bechildcanceraware.org