Amey helps to light up Anglesey landmarks to raise awareness for Trigeminal Neuralgia

01 October 2014
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Amey employees will be helping Anglesey to join iconic locations across the world in raising awareness of a chronic illness.

Buildings as far afield as USA, China, Qatar and Australia, as well as landmarks the UK, are being lit up in a teal colour on October 7 to support an international Trigeminal Neuralgia awareness day.

Amey who deliver highways services on behalf of Isle of Anglesey County Council will be covering lights on the Causeway and Celtic Bridge with coloured cellophane, so at night they will light up with a teal glow.

Amey’s Rob Townhill, Neil Griffith and James Davies will be carrying out the work throughout the day on October 7 and will ensure all the lights are working prior to them coming on with a new teal colour that night.

This activity is part of a global event designed to raise the profile of Trigeminal Neuralgia, a chronic pain condition which is close to the Amey team’s hearts.

Rob’s wife suffers from the Trigeminal Neuralgia and he said:

“I am pleased Isle of Anglesey County Council has agreed to allow Amey, as part of our community work, to undertake this short-term transformation to help raise awareness of Trigeminal Neuralgia. The day is important to help people understand how severe this condition is.

“My wife Tina has suffered from the condition for over seven years - I have seen her go from a very energetic person to someone who gets tired very easily. Her way of life has been affected dramatically and its effects have impacted the whole family.

“I hope the spectacular impact of the Causeway and Celtic Bridge lit up in teal on October 7 will have the desired effect to get people thinking about Trigeminal Neuralgia.”