Mid Ulster Council buildings – The Burnavon Theatre, Cookstown; Hill of The O’Neill and Ranfurly House, Dungannon and The Bridewell, Magherafelt, will all be lit up green tonight, Wednesday December 21 in support of two very important charities- Samaritans and the NSPCC.
By lighting up the buildings, the council are helping to raise awareness for the Samaritans #LongestNight.
Tonight marks the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year.
Mid Ulster Council are supporting the NSPCC and NSPCC Northern Ireland by lighting up the buildings and turning them their trademark green, because for children facing abuse, every night feels like the longest.
Lighting up our buildings on what is literally the longest night of the year is a way of expressing that there is light in the darkness if you are struggling, and helps in creating awareness that Samaritans are there to help support people in their darkest times, especially over the festive period.
If you are worried about a child, contact the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000.
If you are 18 or under and need help, advice or support, whatever your worry, contact Childline on 0800 1111.