Prekkie’s bridge to light up for Charlie Gard

Charlie's parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates
Charlie's parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates

Council chiefs in St Helens have arranged to light the Steve Prescott Bridge up blue tonight (Monday) as a symbol of solidarity to Charlie Gard’s family.

The 10-month-old, who has a rare terminal illness called mitochondrial depletion syndrome which causes muscle weakness and brain damage, has made international headlines as his family battle for the continuation of his care.

A number of Merseyside landmarks, including St. George’s Hall and the Cunard Building, were also lit blue earlier this week to support of the Gard family.