LANDMARKS and lighting features across a city are being lit red, white and blue to mark the World Transplant Games being held in the North-East.

Penshaw Monument, Northern Spire bridge, Fulwell Mill, Seaburn Lighthouse, Keel Square, Market Square and High Street West are all being lit in the colours of the World Transplant Games each evening for the duration of the event in support of the cause.

The games are staged in celebration of organ donation and work to promote the need to raise public awareness of organ and tissue donation.

Councillor John Kelly, Sunderland City Council's Cabinet Member for Communities and Culture, said: "We're delighted to be able to show our support for the World Transplant Games and organ donations by lighting up key landmarks.

"The games are about raising awareness of organ donation and encouraging more people to sign up as organ donors, so anything that helps spread the word about this very important cause has to be a good thing."

The games are being held at 13 venues across the North-East between Saturday, August 17 and Saturday, August 24.

To find out how to register as an organ donor visit