Carmarthen County Hall to turn pink in April Jones tribute
CARMARTHEN'S County Hall will be coloured pink on Monday to pay tribute to missing five-year-old April Jones.
The landmark building will be turned a bright shade of pink to mark four-weeks since April disappeared from her home in Machynlleth on October 1.
Residents of Carmarthen have been invited to gather outside County Hall on Monday for the light switch-on at 7pm.
Those joining the tribute are also welcome to wear pink to show their support.
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Kevin Madge, Carmarthenshire Council leader said he had asked for the hall to be bathed in pink light, April's favourite colour, to show the people of Carmarthenshire were standing as one with their neighbours over their heartache.
He said: "I was prompted by a third-year student at Trinity University, Caz Jenkins, from Aberystwyth, who thought the gesture of turning County Hall pink would show a solidarity in the plight of the good folk of Machynlleth.
"We in Carmarthenshire feel quite helpless but want to demonstrate openly that our thoughts and prayers are with April's family and the community of Machynlleth."
Mr Madge also said he had nothing but admiration for the manner in which the people of Machynlleth had supported one another over the tragedy.
Members of the public said they thought the lighting of the hall was a thoughtful gesture.
Patricia Woolley, from Swansea who was shopping in Carmarthen yesterday, said: "It is a wonderful idea and absolutely the right thing to do."
Jayne Thomas, from Whitland, who has three children, said: "The lighting of the hall is absolutely a good thing. It is terrible that her parents have to go through the not knowing. It is a living nightmare."
Mark Bridger, 46, has been charged with April's abduction and murder and is due to appear in court in January.
The search for April Jones continues.