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    

Gerry's Blogs: Official McCann Updates, 2011-2014*

MCCANN FILES HOME BACK TO GERRY MCCANNS BLOGS HOME PAGE PHOTOGRAPHS
NEWS REPORTS INDEX MCCANN PJ FILES NEWS MAY 2007
 
 

GERRY MCCANN'S BLOGS INDEX

 

Gerry's Blogs Now Renamed Updates. Days 1051 to 1230.

 

Gerry McCanns Blog Updates. Days 1231 to 1460

 

Gerry McCanns Blogs: Days 1461 to Days 1659

 

Gerry McCanns Blogs: Days 1660 to 2037

 

Gerry McCanns Blogs: Days 2038 to Day 2595

 

Gerry McCanns Blogs: Days 2596 to Date

 
 

On 08 April 2009, the official findmadeleine.com website was revamped and Gerry's blogs were removed.

Messages from the McCanns were subsequently transmitted by means of 'Updates' - essentially press releases, rather than in the form of a traditional 'blog'.

This page contains the increasingly rare updates, through 2011 to 2014, and a selection of postings from the Official Find Madeleine Facebook page.
 

Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook Page Rules of the Road, 18 October 2013
Rules of the Road Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook Page

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook Page Rules of the Road, October 2013

This page includes rules and guidelines for posting on our Facebook page. This is our page and we ultimately have the say on the content and tone. We do not ban on a whim, but anyone criticising Madeleine or her family in any way, will be banned. This is not a place for you to post your negative opinions about the McCann family. We are not a debate page or a place to analyse the investigation. This is a support and information page for Madeleine's family and the Official Find Madeleine Campaign (findmadeleine.com). If you feel these rules are something you cannot abide by, please unlike the page.
  • Posts should be on topic and relate to the post by the campaign. Sometimes we delete a post due to the content and subsequent replies get deleted too. If your post is deleted, please do not take it as you have said anything wrong on the page. Your reply just may have been deleted as a result of a comment you were replying to. We try to keep the page flowing and positive.

  • We don't care what you think about leaving children alone. It's been six years, let it go already! Posting your perfect parent advice will be deleted and you will be banned.

  • Do not post YouTube videos on our page. We ask this because many of the videos are questionable and may even have copyrighted material in them.

  • You are not to post spam, sell anything or do any sort of recruiting on our page.

  • Do not post sensitive information. If you are unsure whether something is sensitive or infringes on someone's privacy, please Email Webmaster@findmadeleine.com. We will answer your questions as quickly as possible.

  • Do not ask questions about the investigation. We will not post investigation information on an open page.

  • Do not use obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, or excessively violent language.

  • Do not harass, insult, taunt, provoke, demean, or personally attack other people on the page, Be friendly even if others are not.

  • If you observe someone breaking a rule, or behaving in an otherwise questionable fashion, please Email us at Webmaster@findmadeleine.com. Do not try to deal with them yourself.

  • PLEASE do not feed trolls. Trolls feed on havoc and causing chaos. If we do not feed them, they will starve for attention and hopefully spread their hate someplace else.

  • Let's keep the page positive.

  • WE have the final say on everything on our page. That includes modifying, interpreting, and enforcing these rules.
A heartfelt thank you to each and every one of you for supporting Gerry, Kate, Sean, Amelie and most of all, Madeleine. Let's get her home!

Official Find Madeleine Campaign: Mobile upload No.1, 24 November 2013
Official Find Madeleine Campaign: Mobile upload No.1 Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Never lose hope! Madeleine will be found!

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign: Mobile upload, 24 November 2013

Sunday, 24 November 2013 at 04:00

Never lose hope! Madeleine will be found!

Official Find Madeleine Campaign: Mobile upload No.2, 01 December 2013
Official Find Madeleine Campaign: Mobile upload No.2 Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

Official Find Madeleine Campaign: Don't forget about Madeleine. Please share.

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign: Mobile upload, 01 December 2013

Sunday, 1 December 2013 at 03:15

Don't forget about Madeleine. Please share.

Find Madeleine webmaster under instruction not to remove discredited Jane Tanner sighting from the official website, 07 December 2013
Find Madeleine webmaster under instruction not to remove discredited Jane Tanner sighting from the official website Twitter

 
Exchange with Find Madeleine webmaster, 07 December 2013

 
Exchange with Find Madeleine webmaster, 07 December 2013

 
Exchange with Find Madeleine webmaster, 07 December 2013

 
Exchange with Find Madeleine webmaster, 07 December 2013

Official Find Madeleine Campaign: Statement on unavailability of online store, 07 December 2013
Official Find Madeleine Campaign: Statement on unavailability of online store Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign: Statement on unavailability of online store, 07 December 2013

[Text version of above]

Saturday, 7 December 2013 at 15:58

We've had questions regarding our online store being unavailable and when will it be available again. Google Checkout was retired on 21 November. Because Google Checkout is no longer available, we are redesigning our online store with another merchant system. I'm finishing the design/setup and will have the online store available soon. Thank you for your patience while we make this change.

If you have any questions, please Email me at Webmaster@findmadeleine.com. ~FM Webmaster

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Note:

On 20 May 2013, Google announced that Google Checkout would be retiring in 6 months time. Merchants were advised they could continue to accept payments up to that date, 20 November 2013, whilst they sourced and implemented an alternative payment system.

Google did not offer a replacement product but stated that they were 'partnered with three premier players in the payments industry to offer alternatives for your eCommerce needs'.

Payment processing was offered through Braintree Payments, who, according to their website, are prepared to offer Google Checkout Merchants 'a lifetime discounted price' and are able to integrate their payment system in an hour.

An update to Google Checkout for merchants
Google Commerce

20 May 2013

 
http://googlecommerce.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/an-update-to-google-checkout-for.html

Retiring Google Checkout Announcement Google Support

 
Retiring Google Checkout Announcement, Google Support

Looking for a new payment provider? Braintree Payments

 
Looking for a new payment provider?, Braintree Payments

Where hope grows, miracles blossom. - Elna Rae, 11 December 2013
Where hope grows, miracles blossom. - Elna Rae Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

Where hope grows, miracles blossom. - Elna Rae

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 at 00:03

Official Find Madeleine Campaign: Mobile upload No.3, 15 December 2013
Official Find Madeleine Campaign: Mobile upload No.3 Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

Official Find Madeleine Campaign: Please keep looking for Madeleine.

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign: Mobile upload, 15 December 2013

Sunday, 15 December 2013 at 22:46

Please keep looking for Madeleine.

Updates, 18 December 2013

 
findmadeleine.com Christmas message 2013 update

Christmas 2013

This year seems to have passed particularly quickly - a sign undoubtedly of a very busy year. It would still be a comfort if we could slow time just a little. Thankfully however there have been some very positive aspects with regards to Madeleine. The Metropolitan police review becoming an investigation and more recently, the reopening of the case in Portugal. We are incredibly relieved and buoyed by these developments and continue to hope for further collaboration in the near future with the possibility of a JIT (joint investigation team) between Portugal and the UK to enhance the search for our dear daughter.

Once again we would like to thank all our supporters for their commitment to Madeleine and their ongoing support of our efforts. Please spare a thought and prayer for all families similar to ours who will be unable to share this Christmas with a special loved one.

We wish you a wonderful Christmas and a happy and peaceful 2014.

Kate xx

The Find Madeleine website, 19 December 2013
Is this Madeleine's abductor? ... two descriptions of the man the Smith family saw carrying a small blonde girl

1) The e-fits, created in conjunction with the Smith family, which DCI Andy Redwood described as being of 'vital importance' to the investigation - and which were suppressed for five years, under the threat of legal action by the McCanns - were removed from the site, after just 2 months, to be replaced by a snowflake Christmas tree and a seasonal message from Kate (see above).

[Update: The Christmas message was removed and the e-fits returned to the front page on 06 January 2014]

Unidentified People of Interest to the Inquiry: Tanner sighting

2) The alleged sighting by Jane Tanner, which was summarily dismissed by DCI Redwood and his investigation team during the Crimewatch programme is still being promoted by the site. Two images of the man - one from a sketch of Jane Tanner's description and the other from the documentary Madeleine Was Here - are shown but no image appears for the man seen by the Smith family.

[Update: On 21 January 2014, the McCanns cast doubt on the SY investigation team by indicating on their Find Madeleine website that 'it is not possible to be certain that these two men are actually the same person'. i.e. The man allegedly seen by Jane Tanner and the man identified by SY as being that man.]

Find Madeleine website 'Support: Donations' page, 19 December 2013

3) The Google Checkout button, used previously for donations, remains on the site, even though Google Checkout ceased to exist from 21 November 2013. The new payment provider recommended by Google state on their site that they can integrate their payment system in an hour, or in under half an hour for a competent website developer. Google gave 6 months notice of the change.

[Update: New online store launched on 09 January 2014 with PayPal]

Official Find Madeleine Campaign: Mobile upload No.4, 01 January 2014
Official Find Madeleine Campaign: Mobile upload No.4 Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

Official Find Madeleine Campaign, 01 Janaury 2014

because if you keep hope alive, it will keep you alive.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014 at 01:07

Happy new year! Thank you for continuing to by our side and giving us hope. Here's to 2014 and Madeleine coming home. ~FM Webmaster

Find Madeleine Online Store relaunched, 09 January 2014
Find Madeleine Online Store relaunched Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

Find Madeleine Online Store relaunched, 09 January 2014

Text version of above

Thursday, 9 January 2014, at 23:10

We have relaunched our online store. Here you will be able to purchase holiday packs, t-shirts or make a donation.

If you have any questions or issues with the store, please Email me at Webmaster@findmadeleine.com.

http://shop.findmadeleine.com/

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Welcome to the Find Madeleine Online Store shop.findmadeleine.com

 
Find Madeleine Online Shop: Copyright © 2013-2014 Madeleine's Fund. All rights reserved.

The new standalone online store contains a 'sign in' facility, which the site claims 'helps us make your shopping experience easier':

 
Find Madeleine Online Shop 'Sign In': Copyright © 2013-2014 Madeleine's Fund. All rights reserved.

The online store also remains accessible through the official Find Madeleine site:.

Online Store findmadeleine.com

 
Find Madeleine Online Shop

Official Find Madeleine Campaign: 'The Angel Of Hope', 19 January 2014
Official Find Madeleine Campaign: 'The Angel Of Hope' Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign, 19 January 2014

 
The Angel Of Hope

Sunday, 19 January 2014 at 20:43

The Angel Of Hope

I felt the flurry of wings stir the air
Within the darkness a light glimmered
And hope was born

Official Find Madeleine Campaign: 'Don't lose hope', 24 January 2014
Official Find Madeleine Campaign: 'Don't lose hope' Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign, 24 January 2014

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign, 24 January 2014

Friday, 24 January 2014 at 23:49

Still hoping, still looking.

Don't lose hope.
When the sun goes down,
the stars come out.

- unknown -

Official Find Madeleine Campaign: 'Life is an echo...', 08 March 2014
Official Find Madeleine Campaign: 'Life is an echo...' Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign, 08 March 2014

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign, 08 March 2014

Saturday, 8 March 2014 at 00:09

Thank you for continuing to show us love and support. Most of all for caring so much about Madeleine. 

~FM Webmaster

Life is an echo.
What you send out,
comes back.
What you sow,
you reap.
What you give, you get.
What you see in others,
exists in you.

~ Zig Ziglar

Official Find Madeleine Campaign: 'keep on hoping', 02 April 2014
Official Find Madeleine Campaign: 'keep on hoping' Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign, 02 April 2014

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign, 02 April 2014

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 at 00:50

Thank you for your support. We will never stop looking for Madeleine.

keep on hoping

Official Find Madeleine Campaign: 'Never lose hope', 20 April 2014
Official Find Madeleine Campaign: 'Never lose hope' Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign, 20 April 2014

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign, 20 April 2014

Sunday, 20 April 2014 at 17:45

Even after almost seven years, we still have hope. We are continuously grateful for your love and support. We will never give-up until Madeleine is home.

~FM Webmaster

Hope is a wonderful thing,
something to be cherished
and nurtured, and something
that will refresh us in return.
And it can be found in each of us,
and it can bring light into the
darkest of places.
Never lose hope.

Official Find Madeleine Campaign new cover photo, 04 May 2014
New cover photo Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

Original banner:

Official Find Madeleine Campaign new cover photo, 04 May 2014

Sunday, 4 May 2014 at 01:07

Banner after amendment:

Official Find Madeleine Campaign new cover photo, 04 May 2014

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign, 04 May 2014

[Text version of above]

Sunday, 4 May 2014 at 01:42

Official Find Madeleine Campaign Kate asked me to change the wording in the Facebook cover; so as to thank everyone for continuing to look for Madeleine. If you shared the other one I put up earlier today, please share this one instead. Thank you for holding Madeleine in your heart and reminding people that she still needs to be reunited with her family.

~FM Webmaster

Gerry and Kate McCann: Media interference, 07 May 2014
Media interference Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook
Also posted as an update on findmadeleine.com

 
Media interference - Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
findmadeleine.com update, 07 May 2104

[Text version of above]

7th of May 2014 - Media Interference

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 at 21:58

We are dismayed with the way the media has behaved over the last couple of days in relation to our daughter's case. There is an on-going, already challenging, police investigation taking place and media interference in this way not only makes the work of the police more difficult, it can potentially damage and destroy the investigation altogether – and hence the chances of us finding Madeleine and discovering what has happened to her. As Madeleine's parents, this just compounds our distress. We urge the media to let the police get on with their work and please show some respect and consideration to Madeleine and all our family.

Thank you.

Gerry and Kate

Official Find Madeleine Campaign new cover photo, 12 May 2014

Official Find Madeleine Campaign new cover photo, 12 May 2014

[Text version of above]

Monday, 12 May 2014 at 02:14

Happy 11th birthday, Madeleine!

We love you and we're waiting for you and we're never going to give up.

Message from the McCanns, 05 June 2014
Message from the McCanns Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook, 05 June 2014

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook, 05 June 2014

[Text versions of screenshots above]

Thursday, 5 June 2014 at 15:02

We would like to ask people to refrain from spreading rumours and speculation based on inaccurate press reporting. We are kept updated on the on-going work in Portugal and are encouraged by the progress.

Thank you for continuing to stand by us and supporting our efforts to get Madeleine home.

Gerry and Kate

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Thursday, 5 June 2014 at 17:23

To those commenting on why Gerry and Kate are not in Portugal, it's because they were asked to not go there. Please let the police do their job.

And anyone posting their sanctimonious comments about leaving children alone will be banned. No questions asked. We've heard it all before. ENOUGH with the judging.

~FM Webmaster

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Thursday, 5 June 2014 at 23:56

Roger, you are right, but I needed to clear that up. We take all guidance from the Met. People who question what Gerry and Kate do and don't do, need to realise we get guidance from the investigation team--especially when Gerry and Kate's actions could impact the investigation (i.e. being in Portugal at the same time the investigation team are looking for clues). ~FM Webmaster

11 June, 2014 - Statement from Gerry and Kate, 12 June 2014
Note:

Although dated 11 June 2014, this statement from the McCanns appeared online on 12 June 2014 - both on the Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook page and the official Find Madeleine website.

They appear to have got themselves mixed up with the number of days Scotland Yard have been searching for their daughter. Initially, they plumped for 'significant activity has taken place...over the last 10 days' - which is actually correct, given the statement was published on 12 June (work started 02 June).

They then decided to edit it to 'significant activity has taken place...over the last 8 days' - possibly as a consequence of reading the update statement from Operation Grange. However, what the Met referred to was 'an eight day period of work' (this being 02-08 June + 11 June) taking place within a 10 day period of time, not work over the last eight days.

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11 June, 2014 - Statement from Gerry and Kate Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
11 June, 2014 - Statement from Gerry and Kate Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
11 June, 2014 - Statement from Gerry and Kate Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

Original version, with '10 days':

Official Find Madeleine Campaign

Thursday, 12 June 2014 at 12:05

11 June, 2014 - Statement from Gerry and Kate

We are very pleased that significant activity has taken place in Praia da Luz over the last 10 days with police officers and support teams from the UK working closely with the Policia Judicial and the Guarda Nacional Republicana. We are further encouraged that, despite the intensive searches, no trace of Madeleine has been found and this reinforces our belief that she could still be alive. As parents of a missing child, we have always wanted all reasonable lines of enquiry to be followed and it is gratifying to know that a substantial amount of work will take place over the coming months with close cooperation of the British and Portuguese authorities. We would like to thank all those involved for their efforts and the members of the public who have come forward with information.

Gerry and Kate

findmadeleine.com

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Edited version, with '8 days':

Official Find Madeleine Campaign

Thursday, 12 June 2014 at 12:38

11 June, 2014 - Statement from Gerry and Kate

We are very pleased that significant activity has taken place in Praia da Luz over the last 8 days with police officers and support teams from the UK working closely with the Policia Judicial and the Guarda Nacional Republicana. We are further encouraged that, despite the intensive searches, no trace of Madeleine has been found and this reinforces our belief that she could still be alive. As parents of a missing child, we have always wanted all reasonable lines of enquiry to be followed and it is gratifying to know that a substantial amount of work will take place over the coming months with close cooperation of the British and Portuguese authorities. We would like to thank all those involved for their efforts and the members of the public who have come forward with information.

Gerry and Kate

findmadeleine.com

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Official Find Madeleine Campaign new cover photo, 11 July 2014

Official Find Madeleine Campaign new cover photo, 11 July 2014

[Text version of above]

Sunday, 11 July 2014 at 19:59

We love you and we're waiting for you and we're never going to give up.

With thanks to Nigel at McCann Files

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