Lighting the future for key workers

Anglia Ruskin University Nursing School was illuminated as part of Clap for Carers

Last night saw the third secret venue in Cambridge’s #LightItBlue campaign revealed, as Anglia Ruskin University Nursing School was illuminated. This was in unison with the 8pm Clap For Carers movement to thank key workers for the fantastic work they are doing to help us all.

ARU’s Young Street Building is a new addition to the ever-changing face of Cambridge and houses the Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care, providing teaching space for nursing and health courses. Professor Nigel Harrison, Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty said:

“We are proud that our award-winning Young Street Building, where many of the region’s NHS staff have been educated in recent years, was illuminated for the Light it Blue campaign. It is an opportunity for ARU to pay tribute and to say thank you, to our NHS partners, whose courageous and compassionate staff, together with our students, are working so hard to fight against the coronavirus pandemic.”

This was organised for the third week by local event and lighting companies (The Crane Event, Pink Lamp and JMPS) the team behind illuminating King’s College and Storey’s Field Centre in previous weeks.  

“We were thrilled when Anglia Ruskin got in touch asking if we would colour them blue. The fact they have a dedicated nursing training building really hit home that they are the educational institutions that are preparing our frontline of tomorrow” - Justin Crane, The Crane Event

For the safety of all, the planning of this campaign was done from the organisers' homes, and the venue kept private until the installation was removed. The team will illuminate another secret venue next week using the same strict precautions.


The Crane Event is an independent, Cambridge-based event agency run by husband and wife team: Justin Crane and Jemma Crane. Their management and marketing services make events memorable for clients such as Arm, Johnson Matthey and Green Custard.

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