Caernarfon Castle lights up to highlight TN Awareness day

Wednesday 07 October 2015

Cadw gave special permission for Caernarfon Castle to be lit up in teal light on Wednesday 7th October to mark International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day

  • Picture of Caernarfon Castle

    Caernarfon Castle

  • Picture of Caernarfon Castle

    Caernarfon Castle

  • Picture of Caernarfon Castle

    Caernarfon Castle

The teal light was projected onto the castle walls to raise awareness of the condition which is a debilitating disease that affects thousands of people per year.

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a chronic pain condition that affects the 5th cranial nerve, one of the most widely distributed nerves in the head. It is a form of neuropathic pain that causes extreme, sudden brusing, shock-like head and facial pain,

Other iconic buildings and sites across the world also took part in lighting up to mark the day including Trafalgar Square and Niagara Falls.  

More information on Trigeminal; Neuralgia, including information on the other buildings which raised awareness for this condition, can be found on the TNnME website or on social media by following @TNNME or searching for #TurnTheWorldTeal.