A campaign which will see Aberdeen illuminated in gold to raise awareness of childhood cancer is to make a comeback this year.
Milene Munro, 49, whose son Braeden Williams died aged seven in October 2014 after battling a brain tumour, helped organise the Glow Gold for September campaign.
A number of glistening bikes and scooters were installed around the city centre, including outside Pret A Manger on Union Street, another at Holburn Junction and one outside the Wig pub.
Others were placed outside the Trinity Centre, Marks and Spencer and KFC on Union Street, as well as two scooters at Toni and Guy.
Buildings around the city were also lit up gold to show their support for Child Cancer Awareness.
This September, they will return – and will also include gardens of gold, with campaigners encouraging people to plant yellow and orange flowers.
Aberdeen City Council has also pledged to plant at least four areas.
These include Rosemount Square, Westburn Road by the Clan building, College Bounds and at the junction of Queens Road and Springfield Road.
A number of buildings will also be lit up in September, including Marischal College
Milene, who lives in the city centre and is mum to 31-year-old Kimberly, said: “This campaign keeps Braeden alive and it’s the only thing that keeps me going.”
“We’ve planned the four locations and are looking into signage for them as well.
“We plan to plant plants that have yellow and orange flowers and Marischal College will glow gold from September 1 to 16 along with King’s College Chapel and Number 10 restaurant for the whole month.
“We’ll be doing the golden bikes again as well this year, because they really grabbed attention last year.”
Each bike bears the name of a child in the north-east who has died since 2012. Milene came up with the idea to include the names on bikes to grab people’s attention and get them talking about childhood cancer.
Permission was sought from parents to use their children’s names in the bereavement group she attends at Maggie’s.
In a bid to help families recognise the early signs and symptoms of cancer, last year Milene distributed special cards to every school in Aberdeen, reaching around 23,000 children.
She also gave out cards to every GP.
Every year, more than 4,000 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK, with the disease the number one cause of non-accidental death of children in the country.
With September marking childhood cancer awareness month, cities across the country take part in lighting their own buildings gold.
Although people saw the buildings, Milene found they did not know the reason behind it.
She said: “People are aware of breast cancer and the pink ribbon and prostate cancer with the figure of a man logo, but it’s almost like with childhood cancer they can’t face it. They turn off.
“As sad as it is, we need to talk about it because that leads to awareness, which leads to research which will hopefully lead to kinder treatments.”
For more information about the Glow Gold September campaign, visit facebook.com/GlowGold September