Golden Moment for Custom House

Above - Gillian Mowat from Glow Gold and Andrew Bowman from ri outside the Glow Gold Custom House in Greenock

One of Inverclyde's most iconic buildings was proud to be bathed in golden light at night in honour of a brave young boy battling leukaemia.  The recently refurbished Custom House joined the Glow Gold campaign as regeneration body Riverside Inverclyde (ri) showed its support for seven-year-old Gourock youngster Nathan Mowat.

Nathan was diagnosed with life-threatening acute lymphoblastic leukaemia three years ago and is still undergoing gruelling treatment.  Nathan and his mum Gillian first held the Glow Gold drive last year to raise awareness of the devestating impact of childhood cancer, and the urgent need for research and better treatment.

Gillian says she is deeply moved by the show of support locally again as people and organisations across Inverclyde rally round fo the second year in succession. She said:

"I can't thank Riverside Inverclyde enough for all of their support - it is amazing to see the Custom House lighting up. It looks brilliant and Glow Gold is going from strength to strength."

Andrew Bowman, Head of Business Investment and Operations at ri said:

"Riverside Inverclyde was delighted to be be able to support Nathan and Gillian's inspirational Glow Gold campaign in lighting the Custom House in gold for the second year.  Nathan is such a brave young man and all of the team at ri wishes him a full recovery and continued success with the Glow Gold campaign."

Riverside Inverclyde joined other local companies including The Beacon Arts Centre, Amazon, Moorfoot Primary, Word Up Nightclub, Cigna, Cowal View Pharmacy, The Pirate and the Bluebell Art gallary, Bluebird Cafe, JB Spence Pharmacy, The Greenock Telegraph and Greenock Morton FC in supporting this years campaign.

Gillian said:

"I have been overwhelmed by the support from so many people."                                                                          

Above - Andrew and Gillian celebrate Glow Gold's continued success. Photos courtesy of George Munro at The Greenock Telegraph. 

This article was written by Susan Lochrie at The Greenock Telegraph and was published on 29 September 2017.