BUILDINGS along the Menai Strait from Bangor to Caernarfon will be turning purple to mark worldwide efforts to rid the world of a life-changing disease.

Bangor Rotary Club has been running a campaign to light up Anglesey and Gwynedd to mark World Polio Day.

Numerous business premises, iconic and historic buildings, homes and hotels will take part on Thursday, October, 24.

Courtesy of CADW, Caernarfon and Beaumaris Castles will be illuminated from Monday, October 21 until Friday, October 25.

The first to be bathed in purple will be Bangor Cathedral on Sunday, October 20, from 5pm onwards. It coincides with the special ‘Purple4Polio’ multifaith service open to all, which will focus on the polio eradication programme.

Pontio will glow purple on Thursday, October 24, from 5pm-9.30pm. Pontio will screen the acclaimed film ‘Breathe,' at 3.15pm, on Friday, October 18. All proceeds will be donated to the Polio immunisation programme.

Reverend Wyn Williams (aka Elvis Presley) will be donating his performance at the Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge, at 7.15pm on Friday, October 25. Admission is £10.

Spokesperson for Bangor Rotary Club Pauline Kenyon said:

"There is still time for others to join in the event by decorating or lighting their windows purple, as some schools and local shops intend to, or by attending a fund raising event."