Blackpool Tower lights up PINK to announce the gender of the couple’s new baby

You are going to have a girl! Blackpool Tower lights up PINK to announce the gender of the couple’s new baby in the UK’s biggest ever gender reveal

  • Nick Easton and Amberleigh Duckworth discovered their baby’s gender in style
  • They kept the kind sealed in an envelope and gave it to the tower lighting team
  • The future child’s name, Harperleigh Jade Easton, crossed the heart symbol of the tower

A couple who are expecting a baby girl have lit up Blackpool Tower pink in the UK’s biggest sex reveal yet.

After waiting since their 20-week scan in March to find out the sex of their baby, Nick Easton and Amberleigh Duckworth discovered the news in style alongside friends, family and anyone else with a view of the famous landmark from the city.

The child’s future first name, Harperleigh Jade Easton, also crossed the tower’s heart symbol.

Ms Duckworth, a senior residential care worker at a children’s home, said: “With everything that has happened over the past year with Covid-19, we wanted to do something very special that our family and our friends might hope.”

After waiting since their 20-week scan in March to find out the sex of their baby, Nick Easton and Amberleigh Duckworth discovered the news in style alongside friends, family and anyone else with a view of the famous landmark. the city.

Blackpool Tower was lit up in pink last night when Nick Easton and Amberleigh Duckworth found out the gender of their baby

Blackpool Tower was lit up in pink last night when Nick Easton and Amberleigh Duckworth found out the gender of their baby

She said they asked staff during their ultrasound not to tell them the gender and instead put it in a sealed envelope, which was then shared with the tower lighting crew.

“It was a very difficult, but exciting drive home, knowing what was in the envelope and knowing that we were about to hand it over to someone else to find out before we did.” , she said.

Mr Easton, an inspection engineer in the theme park industry, added: “Obviously with the restrictions on the numbers allowed to congregate, we wanted to wait until we could get as many people in as possible. to celebrate with us, even if it meant we wait another eight and a half weeks to find out.

The child's future first name, Harperleigh Jade Easton, also crossed the tower's heart symbol

The child’s future first name, Harperleigh Jade Easton, also crossed the tower’s heart symbol

“But when the lights came on, it was definitely worth the wait!”

The couple organized the event with Blackpool Council and paid a fee to have the lights reprogrammed to pink.

Council’s Paul Burnett, who organized the lighting program on behalf of the couple, said: ‘It was quite nerve wracking to know I was off to such valuable information, but it was a pleasure to be able to light up Blackpool Tower for such a unique celebration.

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