LANDMARK buildings including Wallasey and Birkenhead town halls will change colour next week in support of Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.

The charity's Let’s Go Green campaign takes place from Saturday, February 3 to Sunday 11 and readers are being encouraged to get involved.

Organisers are hoping schools and businesses will hold a green day where they pay £1 to dress in green for the day, or bake green cakes.

The charity has unveiled a striking mural by renowned Merseyside artist Paul Curtis to mark the start of the campaign.

The annual fundraising week has been given a presence in Liverpool city centre at the site of the old BHS department store.

The mural shows the distinctive three C logo of the charity fighting off cancer cells in a modern artwork that will stop shoppers in their stride as they make their way along Lord Street.

Katrina Bury, head of the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, said: “Paul is one of the most exciting artistic talents in Merseyside and his idea is eye catching and impactful.

“One in two people in Merseyside will develop cancer in their lifetime and we hope this mural will help remind people why it is so important that this hospital is built to help transform cancer care in the region.”

Paul said: “When The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity asked me to work with them on their fundraising campaign this year I was very happy to get involved. It is a great cause and if I can help make people stop and think about cancer and the new hospital through my work then that can only be a good thing.”

Volunteers will be in Liverpool city centre carrying out a bucket collection and street collections will also take place in Birkenhead and Heswall on Friday, February 9.

The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity is working to raise £15 million towards the construction of the new hospital and improvements to the Wirral site.