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Mendes helps to Light Up Reading!

4 December 2016

Our striker has the first go on High Striker at Thames Tower…

Reading striker Joseph Mendes headed into the town centre on Thursday evening to take part in the Light Up Reading event at Thames Tower!

The Light Up Reading project takes place between 1st and 17th December to mark the end of Reading’s Year of Culture – several landmark buildings around the centre of town will be illuminated in a unique trail of light.

And French forward Mendes had the privilege of being the first person to have a go on the Thames Tower High Striker – a fairground-style interactive game where participants get points for power… and the Reading front-man hit the roof!

There were plenty of local media in attendance to cover the event, as well as the Mayor of Reading and designer Stuart Melrose whose work has helped to bathe the town in glorious colour!

Zsuzsi Lindsay, Producer Reading Year of Culture, said: “The Thames Tower High Striker will be one of 11 stunning illuminations casting a new light on Reading town centre this December. The 17-day event is the exciting finale of 12 months of Reading’s Year of Culture. It is a great new addition to Reading’s Christmas programme and free to enjoy.”

Adam Benson, Commercial Director at Reading FC added: “We are proud to be supporting our second Reading Year of Culture event of 2016 and joining 30 partners to help end the year by shining a light on Reading. The town of Reading is extremely important to the football club so we are delighted to be involved with the Thames Tower High Striker.”

High Striker at Thames Tower, next to the train station, will be available to play every day between 5pm-8pm until 17th December – so make sure you take your chance!  And just click here to find out more about Light Up Reading.

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