Sunderland landmarks lit up in memory of John Hays

Stunning photos show Sunderland landmarks lit up in tribute to Hays Travel founder John Hays

Sunderland has paid tribute to Hays Travel founder John Hays by illuminating landmarks across the city in the company’s colours.

Mr Hays, who died on Friday, November 13, was founder of Hays Travel and the Hays Travel Foundation which supports young people to achieve their potential. Their blue and orange colours are familiar sight across the North East.

At dusk today, Tuesday, November 24, the Northern Spire bridge, Penshaw Monument, Fulwell Mill, Seaburn Lighthouse, Hylton Castle, Beacon of Light and Keel Square outside the company's HQ were lit to mark his passing.

They will be illuminated again tomorrow after his funeral.

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