3 Nov 2016
University turns red in support of Poppy Appeal
The University has lit up two of its iconic buildings in support of the Poppy Appeal for the second year running.
The Hazlerigg and Rutland buildings are being automatically lit up each evening using red floodlights, in the lead up to Remembrance Day, 13 November.
The project is part of a wider initiative organised by Leicestershire’s WW1 Reference Group with the support of Leicestershire and Rutland Royal British Legion and The Leicestershire Lieutenancy Office.
Andrew Burgess, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, said: "On Remembrance Day, we take time out to honour and think of those who served for our country, and illuminating our University buildings is a fitting mark of respect.
"We're delighted to be part of such an innovative project again this year and to support a fantastic cause.
"We also have our Poppy Tribute on campus, where people can purchase a poppy and leave a message to create our own field of remembrance, and our London collections, where over 100 of our students will head to the capital to sell poppies.
"Last year, Loughborough University raised over £60,000 and we're aiming to beat that amount with more fund-raising activities."