1200 Lights Concert – 24th November 2016 at 6:30-8:30pm


Blackburn Central High School choir are very pleased to support Child Action North West by performing at their annual fund-raising concert at Blackburn Cathedral.

Child Action North West is calling on people from across the North West to switch off their lights for one minute as part of their 1200 Lights campaign to raise awareness of the need for more foster carers in our region.

The 1200 Lights concert, featuring opera singer Sean Ruane and school choirs from across East Lancashire, will be held at Blackburn Cathedral from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on Thursday 24th November 2016.

The lights switch off is timed for 8:30pm when Blackburn Cathedral will fall into darkness as the final note is sung. Alongside a coordinated light switch off at some of the North West’s best loved buildings for 1 minute, including: Blackpool Tower, the dome of the Trafford Centre, Royal Liver Building etc. Allowing people to think about the young people who don’t have the bright, welcoming light of family in their lives.

Sue Cotton, CEO of CANW said: “Last year our 1,200 Lights campaign turned out the lights on some landmark buildings in the north west, and we are delighted that many more, including Carlisle Cathedral, Bolton Wanderers and the Port of Liverpool Building have agreed to join us for this year’s event.

“But we also want everyone at home to join in and turn out their lights for one minute to show their support.”

Bishop of Burnley and acting dean of Blackburn, Rt Rev. Philip North said: “Here at Blackburn Cathedral we are delighted to be supporting Child Action Northwest by turning out our lights to support their push to increase the number of foster carers.”

Tickets: £5 (concessions £2.50) from 01254 244700 or central@canw.org.uk


Proceeds from ticket sales go towards funding support services for foster children.

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