THREE Southampton landmarks have been given a purple makeover to mark World Pancreatic Cancer Month.

The Civic Centre has been lit purple all week to raise awareness of the Liver and Pancreatic Research and Development Cancer Charity, of which Kelvin Davis is patron and chairman.

Former Saints star Davis was at St Mary’s yesterday alongside the Ted Bates statue, which was given a velvet hue yesterday to mark World Pancreatic Cancer Day.

The Southampton Guildhall was given the purple makeover on Tuesday.

Davis, Saints’ football development executive, became a patron of the charity three years ago after its co-founder, Dr Mohammad Abu-Hilal, performed emergency surgery on his wife, Kelly.

He said: “She had a burst appendix but fortunately was in great hands with Mo. I’m over the moon to be able to support him and the charity and the wonderful work they do.

“This is all about raising awareness as we try and find the treatment that gets survival rates up.”

Councillor Dave Shields, chair of the Southampton Health and Wellbeing Board, said: “We’re keen to help make people aware of the early symptoms of pancreatic cancer and help money to be available for the research that is desperately needed and continues to be done in Southampton.”