Blackpool Tower tops Wobbly Wednesday bill.

Tourists and local people will be able to see Blackpool Tower lit up in blue on Wednesday 4 November in celebration of Wobbly Wednesday.  That is the day when Nystagmus Network is leading a campaign to raise awareness of the eye condition nystagmus.

This will be the second year that Blackpool Tower has been part of Wobbly Wednesday.  Children with nystagmus will be talking to school friends about what it’s like to have the condition where your eyes are moving all the time.  At hospitals and eye clinic staff will be educating patients about nystagmus which affects 1 in 1,000 people.  Last year fun events made the connection between wobbly eyes and jelly in a variety of ways including selling jelly pots at break time, throwing jelly at teachers and making jelly laced with vodka.

Richard Wilson, Chairman, Nystagmus Network said: “We’re really excited about having Blackpool Tower turning blue for Wobbly Wednesday again this year.  Having such an iconic landmark on board will give great encouragement to our supporters.  We are asking everybody to organise fun events on Wobbly Wednesday and to do whatever they can to raise awareness of nystagmus.”

To help with planning Wobbly Wednesday events, NN has produced an A-Z list of ideas; organisers can also download an activity sheet and poster from the NN website http://www.nystagmusnet.org/cms/index.php/about-us/wobbly-wednesday.  For a full supporter pack email info@nystagmusnet.org.  Connect with Wobbly Wednesday through Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/WobblyWednesday/

Follow this link to find out more about Blackpool Tower http://theblackpooltower.com/

NN is the UK’s leading charity for nystagmus it provides support and information as well as encouraging and funding research and raising awareness of the condition.  For more information about Nystagmus Network, contact John Sanders, Information and development manager, email: john.sanders@nystagmusnet.org Tel: 029 2045 4242.  Helpline: 0845 634 2630, info@nystagmusnet.org  website: http://www.nystagmusnet.org

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