Special projects - Light up your building in red 2016

As part of the City and County’s commemoration of the centenary of the First World War we invited organisations to Light Up their Buildings in Red. We've had a great response over the last couple of years and the impact of the red illumination has been so eye catching and has helped to promote the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

A list of organisations that took part this year either by illuminating their building(s) or other iconic structures is listed below. 

These organisations showed their support for the duration of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, which ran from 27th October to Remembrance Sunday on 13th November. 

We hope this initiative provided a simple but powerful expression of support for the Poppy Appeal and the centenary of the First World War.

This initiative is not national RBL policy, but rather a local initiative took by Leicestershire’s WW1 Reference Group with the support of the Leicestershire & Rutland RBL.

Send an email to Lieutenancyoffice@leics.gov.uk if you took part in this initiative this year and we'll list your organisation's name on our listing here.  If you have any photographs please include them in your email.


2016 participants:

  • City Hall
  • Town Hall
  • County Hall
  • KRIII Visitor Centre
  • De Montfort University, Trinity House
  • De Montfort Hall
  • Hazlerigg Building, Loughborough
  • Carillon, Loughborough
  • The Loudoun Monument, Ashby
  • Hermitage FM, Coalville
  • War Memorial, Coalville
  • Council Offices, Shepshed
  • Atkins Building, Hinckley
  • St Mary’s Church, Hinckley
  • Uppingham Parish Church
  • All Saints Church, Scraptoft
  • St Mary’s Church, Wymeswold
  • St Paul’s Church, Woodhouse Eaves
  • St Mary’s Parish Church, Knighton
  • Birstall Parish Council Offices
  • All Saints Church, Scraptoft
  • Hall Lane Methodist Church, Whitwick
  • St Peter’s Church, Oadby
  • Loughborough Grammar School
  • Fielding Johnson Building, University of Leicester
  • Army Reserve Centre, Ulverscroft Road, Leicestershire County Council
  • Blaby District Council Council Offices
  • BAPS Shree Swaminarayan Madir
  • St Edwrad's Church, Castle Donington
  • War Memorial, Castle Donington
  • Oadby Baptist Church

To view images of buildings that were lit up in red click here