Iconic landmarks throughout Hampshire and Dorset will be lit up in Wessex Cancer Trust's colours on World Cancer Day (Tuesday 4 February) to shine a light on the importance of supporting anyone living with cancer.

Southampton's Mayflower Theatre, O2 Southampton Guildhall and Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour, Portsmouth's Emirates Spinnaker Tower and Bournemouth's The Pier, Marsham Court Hotel, Miramar Hotel and restaurants Aruba and Hot Rocks will be illuminated in pink, blue, yellow and green throughout the evening.

We'd love you to share your pictures of the lit up local landmarks on social media and tag the one you've seen and @wessexcancer. On Twitter you can find them at @SpinnakerTower, @O2GuildhallS, @mayflower, @BmouthPier, @SouthamptonGH, @ArubaBmouth, @Marsham, @miramarbmth. 

Michael Ockwell, Mayflower's Chief Executive, said:

"As long term supporters of Wessex Cancer Trust we are honoured to light up our venue to show our support for World Cancer Day as it is so important to keep shedding light and awareness around illnesses which affect our community."

Cait Allen, Wessex Cancer Trust's CEO said she was incredibly moved that so many local landmarks had chosen to shine out on World Cancer Day:

Helping people through their cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery is at the heart of what we do every day and we're touched that all of these iconic buildings and structures will light up on World Cancer Day to show how important that support is. It's all the more poignant because we're coming to the end of our crisis appeal which was launched to make sure we can continue helping those who need it. We owe a huge thank you to everyone who has helped make this happen.