Sheffield landmark lit up purple for charity

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A landmark Sheffield office building will be turning purple this month to raise awareness of a key health charity.

The Electric Works, home to a number of digital and media businesses, will be lighting up its fluorescent sign in purple, which is the official colour of the Sheffield-based charity Neurocare.

The charity raises money for the neurosciences department at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Northern General Hospital and the Children’s Hospital in Sheffield.

In the past four years the cause has raised £1 million to buy equipment to improve the lives of patients with a range of debilitating neurological conditions, including brain tumours, strokes, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.

Sophie Thomas, Neurocare’s senior fundraiser, urged members of the public to support the charity this month.

She added: “Sheffield as a community is unlike anywhere I have ever experienced.

“The people are passionate about where they live and display kindness and compassion like nowhere else.

“The support we have received from businesses and the community this year has been absolutely phenomenal and we hope it will continue this November.”

Anyone who is planning a fundraiser for Neurocare can contact Sophie for advice by email at or call 0114 267 6464.