Lanterns to be lit at Stratford Park for April Jones

THIRTY lanterns bearing notes of hope will be lit behind the skate park at Stratford Park, Stroud at 6pm on Sunday as part of a vigil for April Jones.


Organiser Samantha Hudson, a mother-of-one from Rodborough, said: "'I have no connection to April but this is an act of compassion.
 

"Her parents pain must be unbearable. Machynlleth is a quiet town and places like this are so few, and far between in our hectic world.


"The lanterns will hopefully send a message of respect. A message that innocence has been taken brutally."


Anyone can write notes and Samantha is also hoping that children will write some.


"Credit must be given to James and Owen for the posters and to Tesco for the donation for the lanterns," she added.
 

April, five, went missing from Machynlleth in mid-Wales on October 1. Local man Mark Bridger, 46, has been charged with her murder, child abduction and attempting to pervert the course of justice.


April's body has not been recovered.

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1:53pm Wed 10 Oct 12

JayneKS says...

The idea is great but please not Chinese Lanterns they are so cruel to the wildlife.

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The idea is great but please not Chinese Lanterns they are so cruel to the wildlife. http://www.rspca.org .uk/getinvolved/camp aigns/wildlife/chine selanterns/-/article /CAM_Chinese_lantern _Petition JayneKS
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2:37pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Row hills says...

The Firework Mill stroud have farmer friendly and animal friendly lanterns we are opening 15th oct to sales however I am going to donate for this cause further lanterns- if you would like to take part in this event to show your thoughts are with April and her family then please call 07565160689 or follow us on Facebook @the firework mill


All my thoughts go out to this little girls family!
The Firework Mill stroud have farmer friendly and animal friendly lanterns we are opening 15th oct to sales however I am going to donate for this cause further lanterns- if you would like to take part in this event to show your thoughts are with April and her family then please call 07565160689 or follow us on Facebook @the firework mill All my thoughts go out to this little girls family! Row hills
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2:39pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Row hills says...

Just realised we may have missed this event! In which case we shall light 5 pink lanterns for 5 days from the 15 th October! If you want to help launch lanterns for April then call the number above!
Just realised we may have missed this event! In which case we shall light 5 pink lanterns for 5 days from the 15 th October! If you want to help launch lanterns for April then call the number above! Row hills
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3:03pm Wed 10 Oct 12

JayneKS says...

I dont think you have as it is this sunday, Please contact them.
I dont think you have as it is this sunday, Please contact them. JayneKS
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