The purpose of this site is for information and a record of Gerry McCann's Blog Archives. As most people will appreciate GM deleted all past blogs from the official website. Hopefully this Archive will be helpful to anyone who is interested in Justice for Madeleine Beth McCann. Many Thanks, Pamalam

Note: This site does not belong to the McCanns. It belongs to Pamalam. If you wish to contact the McCanns directly, please use the contact/email details campaign@findmadeleine.com    

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HOMEPAGE DAYS 851 TO 1050 MADELEINE ANNIVERSARY'S BLOGS INDEX DAYS 1231 TO 1460

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Day 1225: 09/09/2010
Thursday

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Day 1230: 14/09/2010 Tuesday

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Day 1224: 08/09/2010    

Wednesday

FUND PAGE  UPDATED
DAY 1224
FUND UPDATE
About the Fund

Madeleine's Fund - 'Leaving No Stone Unturned' is a not-for-profit company which has been established to find Madeleine McCann, support her family and bring her abductors to justice. The Fund is following best practice governance procedures as set out in the Good Governance Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector. The directors of the company are Peter Hubner, Brian Kennedy, Michael Linnett, Edward Smethurst, Jon Corner, Kate McCann & Gerry McCann. They have appropriate legal, business and charitable experience. An experienced Fund Administrator has been appointed to ensure the highest standards of transparency and accountability. This should enable the Directors to maintain an appropriate governance distance in the day-to-day operations of the Fund.

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Day 1221: 05/09/2010
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Day 1223: 07/09/2010 Tuesday

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Day 1220: 04/09/2010    

Saturday

FUND PAGE RESIGNATIONS UPDATED
Fund update

Douglas Skehan resignation 24/08/ 2010

John McCann Resignation 23/07/2010

DAY 1220 DOCUMENT DOCUMENT

(6) Who are the directors of Madeleine's Fund?

There are nine directors of the Fund. They are:

?                     Peter Hubner; a retired consultant;

?                     Brian Kennedy, a retired head teacher;

?                     Edward Smethurst ? A Commercial lawyer;

?                     Jon Corner ? Director of a media company;

?                     Michael Linett- retired accountant

?                     Kate McCann General Practitioner

?                     Gerry McCann Consultant Cardiologist

(7) What is the money being spent on ?

The majority of the fund money has been and continues to be spent on investigative work to help find Madeleine. Additionally money continues to be spent on the wider 'Awareness Campaign' ? reminding people that Madeleine is still missing and to remain vigilant. None of the directors have taken any money from the fund as remuneration.

Anyone who wishes further information with regards to the financial details of Madeleine's Fund and its professional advisors, please refer to the accounts filed at Companies House. Crown Way Maindy Cardiff CF14 3UZ

 
Day 1217: 01/09/2010
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Day 1219: 03/09/2010
Friday

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SEPTEMBER 2010

 
       
Day 1214: 29/08/2010
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Day 1216: 31/08/2010 Tuesday

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Day 1213: 28/08/2010    

Saturday

ENTRY PAGE RE-ORGANISED
DAY 1213
ENTRY PAGE

Have you seen these people?

If you have, please contact our investigation team at:

 +44 845 838 4699

       
Day 1186: 01/08/2010
Sunday

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Day 1212: 27/08/2010
Friday

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AUGUST 2010

 
       
Day 1161: 07/07/2010
Wednesday

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Day 1185: 31/07/2010
Saturday

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Day 1160: 06/07/2010    

Tuesday

(Edited 3rd time) Support: Students for Madeleine
( New entry page now working)
DAY 1160
SUPPORT PAGE
ENTRY PAGE NEW

Reaching out to all students????????Can you help?

We are launching a new initiative for students to help us in our search for Madeleine. To increase our chances of finding Madeleine, it is vital that we maintain awareness of her in as many places as possible worldwide. 1 in 6 children are found and returned to their families, simply because a member of the general public has recognised them after seeing their face on a poster!

We know that many students travel over the summer, often to places off the beaten path. Others may decide to take a ?gap-year? before continuing on to university.  

If you are a student and would be willing to help with this initiative, we would be very grateful if you would fill-out the form below.  Our ?Students for Madeleine? Program Manager will then make contact with you to suggest ways in which you can help. 

If you have any questions regarding this aspect of the Find Madeleine Campaign, please send an Email to sfm@findmadeleine.com.
Thank you.
 

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Day 1158: 04/07/2010
Sunday

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Day 1159: 05/07/2010 Monday

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Day 1157: 03/07/2010    

Saturday

(Edited 2nd time) Support: Students for Madeleine
DAY 1157
SUPPORT PAGE

As a student you may be travelling over the summer, or taking a gap-year and even exploring places that are off the beaten track.

If this sounds like you, then via our new student initiative, you might be able to play a vital role in the search for Madeleine. Please fill out the form below and our 'Students for Madeleine' Program Manager will be in contact with you shortly.

To find out more about this part of the Find Madeleine Campaign, please email: sfm@findmadeleine.com .

With your support we can find Madeleine.

Thank you.

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Day 1156: 02/07/2010    

Friday

(Edited 1st Time):  Support: Students for Madeleine
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DAY 1156
SUPPORT PAGE
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We know many students travel over the summer, take gap-year travel and also go places off the beaten path. We are launching a new initiative for students to help in the search for Madeleine.

If you would like to help with this project, please send the information below to: students_for_madeleine@findmadeleine.com .

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Day 1155: 01/07/2010    

Thursday

(ORIGINAL) New support Student page added to Find Madeleine site today
DAY 1155
SUPPORT PAGE
DAY 1,155

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JULY 2010

 
       
Day 1154: 30/06/2010    

Wednesday

Missing Children: Kate's Message
DAY 1154
KATES MESSAGE

It is only since Madeleine was taken from us, that Gerry and myself have become aware of just how many children go missing each year from all around the world. The scale of the problem is huge. In fact, it is terrifying. I have asked myself many times "why did I not know about this? Am I that naive or is it the fact that the problem itself is not well publicised for whatever reason?"
It is impossible to give a number for the amount of children that go missing but suffice to say it is hundreds of thousands. This includes ?runaway? children, parental/family abductions and ?stranger? abductions such as in Madeleine's case. The reason for the lack of precision with regards to number of cases, appears to be that there is as yet (in the UK and many countries throughout Europe at least), no standard method for collecting, recording and categorising data. Without this, it is not possible to implement strategies to tackle the problem - recover children and reunite them with their families as soon as possible. PACT (Parents and Abducted Children Together) is one of the organisations in the UK trying to propose/request such national policies be brought in to place by the Government. Surely our children deserve this?

Madeleine's abduction itself was quite unusual, in that it was the abduction of a ?foreign national?. This introduced unique difficulties, not least a language barrier. Given that people and families travel quite extensively nowadays particularly within a ?borderless? Europe, we believe that a Europe-wide response to the problem is mandatory. I would think that not an unreasonable request of countries belonging to a ?European Union??

It is fair to say that the USA is probably at least 20 years ahead when it comes to dealing with the problem of missing and abducted children. NCMEC (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children) was founded in 1984 by John and Reve Walsh after they sadly experienced the frustration and lack of effective response available, when their own son, Adam, was abducted and subsequently found murdered in Florida in 1981. NCMEC now offers a vast range of invaluable resources to law enforcement agencies, helping to investigate cases of missing children and child exploitation cases as well as training and education. These resources along with the AMBER Alert system which operates in the USA (a nationwide effort between police departments and the media to blanket local airwaves immediately with information and photograghs when a child is abducted) have led to the safe recovery of many children. Needless to say, the Americans have a great deal of experience and knowledge to offer, and we need to learn from them if we wish to make Europe and the rest of the world a safer place for our children. In recent years, similar ?Child Rescue Alert? systems have been introduced in certain European countries- Belgium, France, UK and Greece but we have a long, long way to go.

Gerry and I have been criticised at times for publicising Madeleine's disappearance. We did what we felt was best at that time, obviously having no experience of such ordeals. Thankfully NCMEC has assured us that this was the right thing to do. People have asked (usually in a critical manner) ?why has Madeleine received such attention when there are thousands of missing children around the world?? My feeling is that the publicity surrounding Madeleine's abduction was not inappropriate- Every child in such a situation should receive this same amount of attention, but it shouldn't be down to the family to instigate it. The public awareness of Madeleine's plight has at the very least, highlighted cases of other missing children and the extent of the problem as a whole, and from that we can take a small bit of comfort.

All missing children are vulnerable to exploitation including sexual exploitation, with this being the motive in many of those cases of stranger abductions where a motive can be determined. Child sexual exploitation and child pornography in particular, is sadly and shockingly extensive worldwide. It is a multi-billion dollar industry aided by the use of the Internet with the ?thirst? for younger victims growing. Once again, my ?bubble? of a life burst as I began to discover the facts relating to this now global crisis. As we travelled through Europe in an attempt to raise awareness of Madeleine's abduction and appeal for help, we were repeatedly made aware of the unbelievable existence of such a horrifying activity and its vastness in our so called civilised and ?child-loving? society. How can such ?businesses? be condoned or tolerated by us all? What are the benefits for our children of being in a European Union where several member countries offer child pornography as a LEGAL past time? The most vulnerable members of our society are our children and they deserve better than this. Lack of sex offender registers, lack of reliable tracking systems for known offenders and no CRB check requirements , not even for those working with children are other major areas of concern within many parts of Europe. My eyes have certainly been opened to a whole new world out there - a very worrying one.

As a parent of an abducted child, I can tell you that it is the most painful and agonising experience you could ever imagine. My thoughts of the fear, confusion and loss of love and security that my precious daughter has had to endure are unbearable - crippling. And yet I am not the victim, Madeleine is. No child should EVER have to experience something so terrible.

 
Day 1125: 01/06/2010 Tuesday

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Day 1153: 29/06/2010
Tuesday

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JUNE 2010

 
       
Day 1124: 31/05/2010    

Monday

DAY 1,124

May 31st, Important Update: Child Rescue Alert


Last Tuesday, May 25th, was

International Missing Children's Day. Disappointingly, the day didn't seem to get as much attention as it deserves, or rather, as all missing children deserve ' and need!
The day was also important as the
UK's new 'Child Rescue Alert' was launched. Gerry and I, along with many others, campaigned hard back in 2008 for the development of such a system within all countries across Europe, to help when a child is abducted. Many of you also helped to make this campaign successful by lobbying your M.E.P.'s at this time. In view of this, I feel it's important that as many people as possible within the UK are aware of, and familiar with this new 'Child Rescue Alert'. This is a system which could save the life of a child. Each member of our country could play a role in achieving this, if they are aware of the CRA and its usage.

The Child Rescue Alert will be used by the police when it is probable that a child has been abducted and in imminent danger of serious harm or death. When the CRA is launched, the public will be notified via various media channels, including TV and radio, with broadcasts being interrupted on a regular basis, to ensure that as many people as possible are aware of the abduction and therefore able to help. The telephone number to call with information following an alert will be: 0300 2000 333. (NB: If you think your child has been abducted or if you think you have seen an abduction taking place before a CRA is launched, call 999 immediately).

For more information on the Child Rescue Alert, please visit www.npia.police.uk

Another way to help missing children
right now is to visit
http://shop.ebay.co.uk/pact_auction/m.html. This is an on-line auction of celebrity artwork organised by PACT (Parents and Abducted Children Together; www.pact-online.org) in support of missing children. You can bid now for creative 'balloon' artwork by Robert Pattinson, Sir Roger Moore, Sir Michael Caine and many more ' and at the same time help PACT continue their desperately important work on behalf of all missing children! (The auction closes later this week).

Finally, as another May comes to an end, we'd like to say another 'thank you' to everyone who has continued to support us in our search for Madeleine. We are so grateful for all the cards and letters full of kind words and encouragement, the donations to 'Madeleine's Fund', the beautiful flowers and also the birthday cards and gifts for Madeleine. Suffice to say, such support and kindness is invaluable and greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much.

Kate

       
Day 1118: 25/05/2010
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Day 1123: 30/05/2010 Sunday

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Day 1117: 24/05/2010    

Monday

DAY 1,117

INTERNATIONAL MISSING CHILDREN'S DAY: May 25th

Tuesday (25th May) is International Missing Children's Day (IMCD). This is a day when we remember all of those children around the world who are missing and separated from their families.

It is also an opportunity for everyone to try and help these children and to make a difference to this vast and tragic global problem.

The NPIA will be re-launching the UK's Child Rescue Alert on Tuesday.

This 'Alert' system for child abductions has been updated in order to improve its effectiveness. It should hopefully prove to be a very useful aid in finding abducted children quickly and returning them to their families. Our hope is that the 27 European Member States will all strive to have similar systems up and running effectively as soon as possible, including the essential facility for cross-border cooperation.

PACT (Parents and Abducted Children Together) will be marking International Missing Children's Day in a particularly exciting way! Have a look on
www.pact-online.org now to find out how. The team at PACT do an incredible job in trying to make the world a safer place for our children, so please support them if you can.

As a parent of a missing child,
every day is difficult in some way. We would like to ask everybody to spare a thought and prayer for all missing children, during this coming Tuesday in particular. If you can help in any way, either through practical means, by improving awareness in some way or by donating to one of the Missing Children organisations (see our 'Missing Children' section) we would be very grateful.

Just because a problem cannot be seen, doesn't mean it's not there or can be forgotten. Missing children need our help. We can
all make a difference.

Thank you for your fantastic support.

Kate

       
Day 1114: 21/05/2010
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Day 1116: 23/05/2010 Sunday

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Day 1113: 20/05/2010    

Thursday

DAY 1,113

Update: May 18th, 2010

I competed in the Etape Caledonia on Sunday, May 16. Due to mild conditions, excellent pacemaking (especially Duncan Morrison number 1172) and a following wind the whole way round, I managed to come in well ahead of expected in 3 hours 51min 27sec. I finished 171st out of over 3500 finishers so there is not much room for improvement next year!

Thanks to all who have sponsored me and especially Andy Renwick, Alan Crombie, Paul MacIntyre and Michelle Jeffrey for support on the day and donating to Madeleine's fund.
Gerry

       
Day 1108: 15/05/2010
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Day 1112: 19/05/2010 Wednesday

No Update

       
Day 1107: 14/05/2010    

Friday

DAY 1,107

Update: Another 81 Miles for Madeleine

Poster for Event

Madeleine has been missing for just over 3 years and recently had her 7th birthday.

This weekend I am competing in the Etape Caledonia - an 81 mile (130km) cycle through Highland Perthshire with almost 2000m of ascent. I am raising money for Madeleine's Fund- Leaving No Stone Unturned and I would be grateful if you would consider sponsoring me. I hope to get round in under 5 hours- weather, injuries and luck permitting!
Donations can be made online via our donation page or directly through internet transfers (direction are on the donation page).

Please include etape in the reference.

Thank you..
Gerry

       
Day 1106: 13/05/2010   Thursday

No Update

       
Day 1105: 12/05/2010    

Wednesday

*Today is your 7th Birthday Madeleine, 12/05/2010  May you find love and peace on your very special day*
       
Day 1096 : 03/05/2010
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Day 1104: 11/05/2010 Tuesday

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DAY 1,095

Website Update: Third Anniversary

Thank you to everyone who has stayed with us during the past three years ' hoping, praying and supporting our efforts to find Madeleine and bring her home. We know we couldn't have achieved as much as we have without this help.

Milestones and anniversaries are never easy, but the work to find our little Madeleine will continue regardless, with the same determination and tenacity as it always has and for as long as it takes.

It might be three years without Madeleine but it certainly doesn't feel like we're at the end of the line - far from it.

Madeleine. Still missing, still missed, still looking! 

       
Day 1094 : 01/05/2010   Saturday

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MAY 2010

 
       
Day 1064 : 01/04/2010
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Day 1093 : 30/04/2010 Friday

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APRIL 2010

 
Day 1051 : 19/03/2010
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Day 1063 :31/03/2010 Wednesday

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Day 2596:11 June, 2014 - Update from Operation Grange.  All blogs before this date have been deleted/removed from the official Find Madeleine site

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