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Family Entertainment: Spinnaker Tower to light up in Haiti’s colours

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Starting from this evening, the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth will be lit up in the red and blue colours of Haiti’s national flag, in support of the international relief efforts following the country’s devastating earthquake. 
 
The move comes following an appeal from the CN Tower in Canada, who themselves have taken the steps of illuminating their famous building in the colours of the Haitian national flag, and have asked iconic towers from around the world to do the same.
 
Paul Mahy, Commercial Manager for Spinnaker Tower said, “The scenes we are witnessing on television are truly horrific, and we want to lend support to the international relief effort which is ongoing.  We want to show the people of Haiti that our thoughts are with them and we’d like to help support where we can.  The Tower’s lights will be lit up in red and blue for a week and we have teamed up with Oxfam to ask every visitor to make a small donation in order to help them with their ongoing relief efforts.”
 
Oxfam are one of many charities currently working tirelessly to help the people of Haiti.  To make a donation please call 0300 200 1300 or visit www.oxfam.org.uk
 
The Spinnaker Tower is open daily from 10am (excluding Christmas Day). 
 
For further media information, images or to arrange a visit to the Spinnaker Tower please contact: Nick Fletcher on 01904 527700 or email nfletcher@continuum-group.com 
 
About The Spinnaker Tower
 
The Spinnaker Tower visitor attraction business is owned by Heritage Projects (Portsmouth) Ltd. The building was built and is owned by Portsmouth City Council. Heritage is the part of the Continuum Group – owners and operators of museums and visitor attractions (see www.continuum-group.com). Soaring 170 meters high, the Spinnaker Tower is the centrepiece of the £38 million ‘Renaissance of Portsmouth Harbour’ redevelopment project, and received Lottery funding from the Millennium Commission, combining stunning views by day or night with great shopping, eating and drinking at Gunwharf Quays. 

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