08/10/2012 11:51 BST

April Jones Search: Parents Coral And Paul Ask Public To Release Pink Balloons And Lanterns

The parents of missing schoolgirl April Jones have asked the British public to release pink balloons and lanterns into the sky to show support for the continuing search for the five-year-old.

A message on the Find April Facebook Group said that Paul and Coral Jones have asked for the display to happen at 7.30pm on Monday evening.

The message adds: "Lets light the skies up and show them how much support they have. Hope for April. Lets continue in showing support with a heart and x and share everywhere."

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April Jones has now been missing for a week

Pink, April's favourite colour, has become the colour of the campaign to find her. Hundreds of people, many wearing pink ribbons, took part in a solemn remembrance march through Machynlleth on Sunday.

Coral Jones took to Facebook on Monday to say: "April has still not been found, I am not giving up hope that she will come home, so please keep looking for my baby girl April.

"She's our world, the whole family are in bits as we don't know where she is."

It is now a week since April disappeared and hopes of finding her alive have all but disappeared.

Mark Bridger appeared in court on Monday charged with the abduction and murder of April.

He wept in the dock as he confirmed his name, age and address.