A THOUSAND lanterns will float into the sky this week to mark the number of days little Madeleine McCann has been missing.
Supporters will release the lights in Britain, Portugal and America at 7.30pm on Wednesday.
At the same time, the girl's parents Kate and Gerry will host a star-studded gala dinner in Kensington, West London, to raise funds for the search.
Maddie was three when she vanished on May 3, 2007. Her parents' spokesman said: "They never, ever thought they would reach 1,000 days without their daughter."