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Kate McCann at the BBC to record the Missing People appeal, July 2013
Kate McCann at the BBC to record the Missing People appeal, July 2013

 

July 2013: Kate McCann records the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of the charity Missing People.

03 November 2013:
Appeal is broadcast.

14 November 2013:
Kate joins celebrity supporters of Missing People including footballer Tony Adams, Gaby Roslin, Richard Herring and BAFTA-award winning actress Monica Dolan at the V&A in London for a gala dinner marking the charity's 20th anniversary.

10 December 2013: Kate attends the Missing People Carol Service at St-Martin-In-The-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London

Radio 4 to broadcast appeal for Missing People, 24 October 2013
Radio 4 to broadcast appeal for Missing People Facebook - Missing People

Radio 4 to broadcast an appeal next week for Missing People, read by Kate McCann

Thursday, 24 October 2013 at 13:30

Radio 4 will be broadcasting an appeal next week, calling on listeners to support us!

A huge thank you must go to our Ambassador Kate McCann for speaking on behalf of families of missing children. Don’t forget to tune in on Sunday 3 November at 7.55am and 9.25pm.

Charity appeal from Missing People ambassador Kate McCann, 28 October 2013
Charity appeal from Missing People ambassador Kate McCann Facebook - Missing People

Charity appeal from Missing People ambassador Kate McCann, 28 October 2013

Monday, 28 October 2013 at 11:34

This Sunday Radio 4 will feature a special charity appeal from Missing People ambassador Kate McCann, talking about the devastating impact of missing a child has on a family and how vital, the charity Missing People, when the worst happens and someone you loved disappears.

Don't forget to tune in on Sunday 3 November at 7.55am and 9.25pm.

Kate McCann appeals on behalf of the families of missing people in our Radio 4 charity appeal..., 28 October 2013
Kate McCann appeals on behalf of the families of missing people in our Radio 4 charity appeal... Missing People

 
Kate McCann appeals on behalf of the families of missing people in Radio 4 charity appeal...

 
Kate McCann appeals on behalf of the families of missing people in Radio 4 charity appeal...


 

Kate McCann, whose daughter Madeleine went missing 6 years ago, will appeal to Radio 4 listeners on 3 November at 7.55am and 9.26pm to help those living in limbo by supporting the charity Missing People.

Every year more than 250,000 people go missing in the UK, and more than half of them are children. Most are found within a day, but around 20,000 people are missing for more than a week, and for their loved ones Missing People’s family services offer support and guidance through an incredibly stressful and difficult time.

Kate said: "Missing People never gives up hope. Never stops looking. They are there when it counts supporting each family for as long as it takes."

Kate McCann on why she is making an appeal for Missing People, 03 November 2013
Kate McCann on why she is making an appeal for Missing People audioBoo

 
Kate McCann at the BBC

Here's Kate McCann on why she's presenting this weekend's appeal for Missing People. Kate recorded this in July, before the recent BBC Crimewatch programme in connection with the Official Find Madeleine Campaign.

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Transcript

By Nigel Moore

Kate McCann: Hi, I'm Kate McCann and I obviously know how it feels to be in this position - to be a parent of a missing child and the impact that that has on your life.

I've also spent a lot of time with the charity Missing People and I'm aware of the incredible valuable services they offer and that is why I was happy to do this Appeal and want to do this Appeal, because I know how much they can offer to other family's in our position.

And I also know how much more they could offer if they had greater funding and support.

I'm more than happy to support this Appeal for Missing People and I really hope you can too.

Thank you.

Radio 4 Appeal: Missing People, 03 November 2013
Radio 4 Appeal: Missing People: BBC Radio 4

 
Kate McCann, Radio 4 Appeal for Missing People, 03 November 2013

 
Kate McCann presents the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of the charity Missing People

Missing People

Duration: 2 minutes
First broadcast: Sunday 03 November 2013

Kate McCann presents the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of the charity Missing People.
Reg Charity:1020419
To Give:
- Freephone 0800 404 8144
- Freepost BBC Radio 4 Appeal, mark the back of the envelope Missing People.
Give Online www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/appeal

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03 November 2013

Transcript

By Nigel Moore

Presenter: Now, Kate McCann makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of the charity Missing People.

Kate McCann: Six years ago, my little girl Madeleine was taken.

She was stolen from us.

I cannot describe the impact that awful night had on our family or put into words how it feels to miss your child.

It's a horrible, unceasing pain and we live with it everyday.

When your child is missing you enter a whole new world of emotions, which nothing can prepare you for.

The charity Missing People call it 'living in limbo' and, until Madeleine is found, we're in this nightmarish limbo too.

Every two minutes, someone goes missing in the UK.

Most are found within a day but around 20,000 people are missing for more than a week and, for their loved ones, Missing People's family services offer support and guidance through an incredibly stressful and difficult time.

To keep the search alive for so many missing children and adults the charity creates and coordinates search publicity, including posters, press coverage and social media.

They also understand that we require specialist support, so they offer tailored counselling services.

£30 pays for an hour of specialised counselling for a mother of a missing child. Giving her time and space to work through some tough and terrifying feelings.

For those going through this agonising experience it is important to know that this charity is there at any time, day or night, on their 24-hour helpline.

A gift of £100 could pay for an extra member of staff to man a phone overnight, ensuring every desperate call is answered.

Missing People never gives up hope, never stops looking. They are there when it counts, supporting each family for as long as it takes.

For families like mine, who use these services, they are a vital lifeline.

They really are.

And by supporting them, you are truly a lifeline too.

You can give now via the Radio 4 website or by calling 0800 404 8144. That's 0800 404 8144.

Or you can write a cheque to Missing People and send it to: Freepost, BBC Radio 4 Appeal. That's Freepost, BBC Radio 4 Appeal - and mark the back of your envelope 'Missing People'.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

McCann's misery: Kate's 'unceasing pain' over Madeleine, 04 November 2013
McCann's misery: Kate's 'unceasing pain' over Madeleine Daily Express

Distraught Kate McCann spoke of the "horrible unceasing pain" of living without Madeleine yesterday as she launched an appeal on behalf of missing loved ones.

Published: Mon, November 4, 2013

A FAMILY IN PAIN: Kate MCCann speak out on radio of here pain [REX]

 

The crusading mother told radio listeners her family had been stuck in a "nightmarish limbo" since her daughter's disappearance in 2007.

Mrs McCann described the ordeal she has endured with husband Gerry and their twins during a plea on behalf of the charity Missing People.

Fronting the appeal on Radio 4 yesterday, Mrs McCann said the group works tirelessly to help find those who vanish by co-ordinating publicity campaigns. It also offers support and counselling for their families.

Her broadcast comes amid a flurry of activity in the attempt to solve the mystery of Maddy's disappearance while on holiday in Portugal.

Maddie's disappearance has left family in a 'nightmarish limbo' [PA]

 

Last month Scotland Yard released new e-fits of a man suspected of abducting her when she was three from the family's rented apartment at the Ocean Club in Praia da Luz.

It is believed he has since died.

Mrs McCann said: "Six years ago my little girl Madeleine was stolen. I cannot describe the impact that awful night had on our family. It's a horrible unceasing pain we live with every day.

Kate dubs the organisation Missing People a vital lifeline [GETTY]

"Missing People call it living in limbo and until Madeleine is found, we are in this nightmarish limbo too.

"Missing People never gives up hope, never stops looking. They are there when it counts, supporting each family for as long as it takes. For families like mine, they are a vital lifeline."

Kate McCann lifts lid on Madeleine nightmare, 04 November 2013
Kate McCann lifts lid on Madeleine nightmare Daily Star

KATE McCann told how she had suffered a "horrible unceasing pain" for six years since daughter Madeleine was "stolen".

By Jerry Laughton / Published 4th November 2013

Kate McCann has spoken about the nightmare her and her husband have gone through

 

The former GP said the abduction had plunged her family into a "nightmarish limbo" they would never escape until she is found.

Kate was launching a BBC Radio 4 appeal on behalf of charity Missing People, which helps families whose loved ones have vanished.

She said the organisation had been a "vital lifeline" for her since then three-year-old Madeleine vanished from the family's Portuguese holiday apartment on May 3, 2007. Kate told listeners: "I cannot describe the impact that awful night had on our family or put into words how it feels to miss your child.

"When your child is missing you enter a new world of emotions which nothing can prepare you for.

Madeleine McCann went missing in May 2007 [PA]

 

"The charity Missing People call it living in limbo.

"And until Madeleine is found we're in this nightmarish limbo too."

She added: "For families like mine who use these services they are a vital lifeline.

"And by supporting them you're a lifeline too."

Kate was launching a appeal for the charity Missing People on BBC Radio 4 [GETTY]

Kate, 45, revealed her agony as the family of new suspect Euclides Monteiro announced they would help the police investigation.

Portuguese detectives are trying to discover whether he snatched the youngster in an act of revenge after being sacked from a restaurant at the resort where the McCanns were staying.

Monteiro, who died four years ago aged 40 in a works accident involving a tractor, was fired for taking five euros from the till a year before Madeleine disappeared.

Mobile phone transmitter analysis is said to place him near the McCanns' apartment on the evening she vanished.

His widow, who was asked "question after question" about his then-whereabouts by a Portuguese detective, insists he was innocent and plans to sue the police.

Sun plea reunites 100 kids with folks, 12 November 2013
Sun plea reunites 100 kids with folks The Sun (paper edition, page 9)

Sun plea reunites 100 kids with folks, 12 November 2013

By ANTONELLA LAZZERI
Tuesday, November 12, 2013


A CHARITY billboard campaign launched in The Sun by Kate McCann has helped find 100 missing youngsters.

The appeal on digital hoardings was the UK's largest and seen by more than ten million people.

Kate, mum of missing Madeleine, launched the campaign in July last year, begging Sun readers to spare a few minutes to look at the ads.

The response was phenomenal and Kate, 45, is "absolutely delighted" at its success.

The ambassador for Missing People will announce the amazing results tomorrow at a gala dinner in London for the charity.

More than £1million of billboard space - at rail and bus stations, sports venues, shopping centres and on high streets - was donated by trade body the Outdoor Media Centre. Kate said: "They give real hope."

20th Anniversary Gala | Fundraising | Missing People, 13 November 2013
20th Anniversary Gala | Fundraising | Missing People

 
20th Anniversary Gala | Fundraising | Missing People

 

On Wednesday 13 November, celebrity supporters of the charity Missing People including footballer Tony Adams, Gaby Roslin, Richard Herring and BAFTA-award winning actress Monica Dolan will join Ambassador Kate McCann at the V&A in London for a gala dinner marking the charity's 20th anniversary.

Gaby Roslin and Richard Herring will host the dinner and fundraising auction featuring contemporary art from this year's Strata Art Fair, drinks with international bestselling authors Nicci Gerrard and Sean French and the opportunity to bid for a week on Richard Branson's Necker Island.

Rock Band The Hoosiers will also be performing to raise awareness of the charity's work to help anyone affected by the 250,000 people who go missing in the UK each year.


Please click on the gala brochure (right) to bid in advance of this event.

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Missing People 20th Anniversary Gala brochure

 
Missing People 20th Anniversary Gala brochure

 

Please note some of the art lots in the brochure contain images of nudity.

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Kate McCann arrives at the Missing People gala dinner in London tonight, 13 November 2013
Kate McCann arrives at the Missing People gala dinner in London tonight HuffPostUKPics - Twitter

Kate McCann arrives at the Missing People gala dinner in London tonight

Kate McCann arrives at the Missing People gala dinner in London tonight

Kate McCann arrives at the Missing People gala dinner in London tonight

Kate McCann reveals she's "exhausted" as renewed hope of finding daughter Madeleine means she can't sleep, 14 November 2013
Kate McCann reveals she's "exhausted" as renewed hope of finding daughter Madeleine means she can't sleep Daily Mirror

By Andy Lines | 14 Nov 2013 22:50

The 45-year-old gave an emotional insight into the horrific traumas of being the parent of a lost child - saying the unbearable pain made her want to "disappear herself"

"Exhausted": Kate McCann

 

Kate McCann has told how the renewed hunt for missing daughter Madeleine has given her renewed hope, but also left her exhausted.

And the 45-year-old gave an emotional insight into the horrific traumas of being the parent of a lost child.

Kate said the pain was so unbearable, "all you really want to do is disappear yourself".

The former GP told how she has endured a "tricky couple of months" and apologised for being "a bit sleep-deprived" when she spoke at a Missing People charity fundraising gala.

Renewed hope: Madeleine McCann

Kate said: "What many people don't know is the impact that a child going missing has on you, your family and all those who know your child. You need to know that all that can be done is being done and you need to know that the world hasn't given up."

Police have reopened their inquiry into Madeleine's ­disappearance from her holiday apartment at Praia da Luz in May 2007, shortly before her fourth birthday.

A Crimewatch appeal last month resulted in an ­overwhelming response.

At the gala in London Kate, who is an ambassador for Missing People – a group led by Jo Youle – said: "The highs are when you think there is news. And the lows... the dread of knowing what happened and the dread of not knowing what happened."

But despite her and husband Gerry's anguish, Kate spoke of her delight that a billboard campaign she launched has helped find 100 missing people.

She said: "It's a truly amazing achievement."

Kate told how every five minutes a child goes missing in the UK.

She added: "Thankfully the majority are found within 24 hours but a significant number are not. And so for these parents the pain continues, the agonising days and nights without news."

Daily Mirror, paper edition, page 21: ''Kate: I'm not sleeping. I've had a tricky few months', 15 November 2013

Daily Mirror, paper edition, page 21: ''Kate: I'm not sleeping. I've had a tricky few months', 15 November 2013

Kate McCann: Pain won't end until we find Madeleine, 15 November 2013
Kate McCann: Pain won't end until we find Madeleine Daily Express

KATE McCann has spoken of how her pain will never go away until she finds her daughter Madeleine.

By: David Pilditch and Tracey Kandohla
Published: Fri, November 15, 2013

Kate McCann has spoken of her heartbreak at not finding Maddie [ PA]

The anguished mother spoke of "the dread of knowing what happened and the dread of not knowing what happened" as she addressed a Missing ­People fundraising dinner.

On a positive note Kate, in her role as ambassador for the charity, revealed how a poster campaign she launched has helped find 100 missing children and adults.

The appeal on digital hoardings at rail and bus stations, sports venues and shopping centres across Britain, was started in July last year. The former GP, 45, of Rothley, Leics, told an audience on Wednesday at London's ­Victoria and Albert Museum: "I am delighted to say that last week the 100th missing person featured on the digital billboards was found, a truly amazing achievement."

Kate described her own family's heartache since Madeleine vanished in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in May 2007, just days before her fourth birthday.

She told how the ordeal continued for her, husband Gerry and eight-year-old twins Sean and Amelie.

Kate said: "You need to know that all that can be done is being done – and you need to know that the world hasn't given up."

Last month the search was boosted after Portuguese police relaunched their investigation into the little girl's disappearance.

At the same time, a ­Scotland Yard team unveiled two e-fits of a new prime suspect.

Police received nearly 3,000 calls and emails after the images were shown in a Crimewatch special broadcast across Europe.

Friends fear for frail and tired Kate McCann, 16 November 2013
Friends fear for frail and tired Kate McCann Daily Star

FEARS grew for Kate McCann's health last night after she looked gaunt and tired at a charity event.

By Richard Spillett / Published 16th November 2013

FRAIL: Kate looked tired and weary at the charity gala [PA]

 

The 45-year-old admitted she's been left exhausted by the six-year search for missing daughter Madeleine.

Looking painfully thin, she told a fundraiser for Missing People she had been through a "tricky couple of months".

Former GP Kate said there are times she wants to vanish herself and added: "The pain continues, the agonising days and nights without news".

Friends fear her and husband Gerry's libel case against former Portuguese police chief Gonzalo Amaral is hitting her health.

PAIN: The stress and anguish the McCann's face every day is unimaginable [GETTY]

 

A close source said: "She's looking fragile again."

The McCanns, of Rothley, Leics, are suing Amaral, 56, over his false claims Maddie died and they covered up her death when the three-year-old vanished from their holiday apartment in Praia da Luz.

MISSING: Little Madeline McCann is globally recognised due to her disappearance in 2007 [PA]

Daily Star, paper edition, page 6: 'PALS FEAR FOR FRAIL MADDIE MUM', 16 November 2013

Daily Star, paper edition, page 6: 'PALS FEAR FOR FRAIL MADDIE MUM', 16 November 2013

Missing People Carol Service at St-Martin-In-The-Fields, Trafalgar Square, 10 December 2013

Kate McCann, mother of Madeleine McCann, speaks at the Missing People Carol Service at St-Martin-In-The-Fields, Trafalgar Square, on December 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Bennett/Getty Images)

Sir Trevor McDonald (R) speaks at the Missing People Carol Service at St-Martin-In-The-Fields, Trafalgar Square, on December 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

Kate McCann, mother of Madeleine McCann, speaks at the Missing People Carol Service at St-Martin-In-The-Fields, Trafalgar Square, on December 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Bennett/Getty Images)

Kate McCann (L) and Sir Trevor McDonald attend the Missing People Carol Service at St-Martin-In-The-Fields, Trafalgar Square, on December 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

Kate McCann, mother of Madeleine McCann, speaks at the Missing People Carol Service at St-Martin-In-The-Fields, Trafalgar Square, on December 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Bennett/Getty Images)

Kate McCann, mother of Madeleine McCann, speaks at the Missing People Carol Service at St-Martin-In-The-Fields, Trafalgar Square, on December 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

Kate McCann, mother of Madeleine McCann, speaks at the Missing People Carol Service at St-Martin-In-The-Fields, Trafalgar Square, on December 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Bennett/Getty Images)

Kate McCann, mother of Madeleine McCann, speaks at the Missing People Carol Service at St-Martin-In-The-Fields, Trafalgar Square, on December 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

Kate McCann, mother of Madeleine McCann, speaks at the Missing People Carol Service at St-Martin-In-The-Fields, Trafalgar Square, on December 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Bennett/Getty Images)

Kate McCann, mother of Madeleine McCann, attends the Missing People Carol Service at St-Martin-In-The-Fields, Trafalgar Square, on December 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

Kate McCann, mother of Madeleine McCann, speaks at the Missing People Carol Service at St-Martin-In-The-Fields, Trafalgar Square, on December 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Bennett/Getty Images)

Kate McCann, mother of Madeleine McCann, speaks at the Missing People Carol Service at St-Martin-In-The-Fields, Trafalgar Square, on December 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

Kate McCann, mother of Madeleine McCann, speaks at the Missing People Carol Service at St-Martin-In-The-Fields, Trafalgar Square, on December 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Bennett/Getty Images)

Kate McCann (L) and Sir Trevor McDonald attend the Missing People Carol Service at St-Martin-In-The-Fields, Trafalgar Square, on December 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

Kate McCann, mother of Madeleine McCann, speaks at the Missing People Carol Service at St-Martin-In-The-Fields, Trafalgar Square, on December 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Bennett/Getty Images)

 

(L to R) Actress Monica Dolan, Kate McCann, mother of Madeleine McCann, and Sir Trevor McDonald attend the Missing People Carol Service at St-Martin-In-The-Fields, Trafalgar Square, on December 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

Kate McCann, mother of Madeleine McCann, speaks at the Missing People Carol Service at St-Martin-In-The-Fields, Trafalgar Square, on December 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Bennett/Getty Images)

 

(L to R) Actress Monica Dolan, Kate McCann, mother of Madeleine McCann, and Sir Trevor McDonald attend the Missing People Carol Service at St-Martin-In-The-Fields, Trafalgar Square, on December 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

Kate McCann, mother of Madeleine McCann, speaks at the Missing People Carol Service at St-Martin-In-The-Fields, Trafalgar Square, on December 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Bennett/Getty Images)

(L to R) Nicola Sharp, Kate McCann and Ross Miller attend the Missing People Carol Service at St-Martin-In-The-Fields, Trafalgar Square, on December 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

Madeleine McCann: Kate is praying for safe return of missing Maddie this Christmas, 16 December 2013
Madeleine McCann: Kate is praying for safe return of missing Maddie this Christmas Daily Mirror

By Tracey Kandohla | 16 Dec 2013 00:00

Mum Kate McCann prepares for seventh Christmas without missing daughter Madeleine McCann by praying for her return

Tribute: Kate McCann

Kate McCann has told how she is praying for daughter Madeleine's safe return this Christmas, during a moving tribute to families of lost loved ones.

She revealed her hope while giving strength to parents facing the same void in their lives – as she prepares for a seventh Christmas without the eldest of her three children.

Kate, 45, spoke at a private carol service, hosted by Missing People, in London last week. The former GP, who is an ambassador for the charity, read lyrics from Billie Holiday's I'll Be Seeing You, including the line: "I'll be seeing you, in all the old familiar places."

A spokeswoman for the charity said: "Kate gave a very moving address as she united with dozens of families who are in the same, terribly sad situation. They came together in solidarity."

Kate, of Rothley, Leics, was joined at St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square by the ­charity's patron, ex-newsreader Sir Trevor McDonald, and speakers from the National Crime Agency.

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

Everton Call On Missing Fans To Return Home, 02 January 2014
Everton Call On Missing Fans To Return Home Everton FC

Thursday 2nd January 2014 13:05 by Rob Urbani

Blues to show their support to the charity this Saturday.

Madeleine McCann

Everton is backing an appeal for missing fans to make a safe return to their families in 2014.

The Club is supporting Missing People, an independent charity which offers a lifeline when a loved one disappears, during its FA Cup third round tie against Queens Park Rangers on 4 January.

At half-time, Everton will show the charity's appeal film to the Goodison Park faithful in addition to using its social media channels to communicate appeals for missing people in the area in the run up to the Cup tie, with fans being encouraged to support the appeal by using #EFCsearching.

The Blues have thrown their support behind the campaign to help find missing people like Madeleine McCann, who went missing in 2007. Madeleine's mother Kate McCann, who is an Ambassador for the charity Missing People and also an Evertonian, is attending the match to help raise awareness of the search for missing people in the area.

Speaking in Everton's matchday programme this weekend, Chairman Bill Kenwright, had this message in support of the campaign: "There are thousands of people who are reported missing across the country every year and it's truly heartbreaking to read, and hear, the distressing stories that are affecting the lives of those close to them.

"We have a strong tradition at Everton of working with, and supporting, our Community and because of that we wanted to use today's game to help raise awareness of those who, for whatever reason, are currently missing."

He added: "The thoughts of myself and everyone at Everton Football Club are with those currently affected. We wish you all the very best and hope 2014 is the year when you are reunited."

A 2013 report showed 14,672 missing persons incidents were reported to Merseyside Police over 12 months, and the charity is keen to raise awareness of the 250,000 people who go missing in the UK each year, 140,000 of whom are children.

Jo Youle, Missing People Chief Executive said: "We're extremely fortunate to have this sort of support from a club like Everton and hope to harness the power of Goodison fans to help us search for missing people.

"We urge anyone in the area to take to Twitter and Facebook, follow @missingpeople and use the hashtag #EFCsearching to help us reunite missing people with their loved ones."

To help support Missing People, text Hope to 70707 to donate £3.

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Pictured: Kate and Gerry McCann looking relaxed and happy watching Everton in the FA Cup, 04 January 2014
Pictured: Kate and Gerry McCann looking relaxed and happy watching Everton in the FA Cup Daily Mirror

By Anthony Bond | Jan 04, 2014 16:04

The couple were spotted enjoying themselves at Goodison Park in Liverpool - and even shook hands with Harry Redknapp

 
Happy: Kate and Gerry McCann today enjoyed a trip to Liverpool to watch Everton v Queens Park Rangers in the FA Cup

 

Happy: Kate and Gerry McCann today enjoyed a trip to Liverpool to watch Everton v Queens Park Rangers in the FA Cup

 
Supporters: The couple are keen Everton fans

 

Supporters: The couple are keen Everton fans

 
Meeting: The McCanns were pictured shaking the hand of Harry Redknapp, the manager of QPR

 

Meeting: The McCanns were pictured shaking the hand of Harry Redknapp, the manager of QPR

 
Chat: Mr Redknapp listens to Gerry

 

Chat: Mr Redknapp listens to Gerry

 
Support: The couple sat next to Everton chairman Bill Kenwright

 

Support: The couple sat next to Everton chairman Bill Kenwright

They are living through unimaginable pain as they continue to search for their missing daughter.

But Kate and Gerry McCann still managed to enjoy an afternoon out today to watch their beloved Everton in the FA Cup.

The couple were spotted enjoying themselves at Goodison Park in Liverpool as their team took on Queens Park Rangers.

In one picture, Kate and Gerry share a laugh together, with Kate looking on lovingly at her husband.

The couple, who were sat next to Everton chairman Bill Kenwright, also shook hands with Harry Redknapp, the manager of QPR.

The couple's daughter Madeleine was three when she went missing in the Algarve in 2007. One of the most famous images of the youngster shows her wearing an Everton football shirt.

The couple were at the game to support Missing People, an independent charity which offers support to relatives when a loved one disappears.

Everton are backing an appeal for missing fans to make a safe return to their families in 2014. Kate McCann is an ambassador for the charity.

It emerged today that detectives from Scotland Yard have identified three key suspects for the toddler's abduction.

Cops believe a gang of burglars was working close to where Madeleine went missing.

As reported by the Daily Mail, mobile phone data shows that the men made a high number of calls to each other after the three-year-old went missing.

One line of enquiry is that the burglars panicked after waking the youngster and decided to kidnap her.

Kate and Gerry were yesterday blocked from giving evidence at the libel trial of an ex-detective who accused them of covering up their daughter's death.

The couple wanted to take the stand to explain how false claims in Goncalo Amaral's book about Mad­­­eleine's disappearance had left them devastated.

But in Lisbon, judge Maria de Melo e Castro ruled that neither the McCanns nor Amarel can give evidence.

The McCanns' lawyer Isabel Duarte said: "Obviously Gerry and Kate were disappointed."

The couple, both 45-year-old doctors from Rothley, Leics, are suing Amaral, 56, for £1million over his book The Truth of the Lie and a related TV documentary.

Bill Kenwright reveals pride at Everton's community projects, 16 January 2014
Bill Kenwright reveals pride at Everton’s community projects Liverpool Echo

By Greg O’Keeffe | 16 Jan 2014 08:15

Toffees chairman also praises quality of football under Roberto Martinez this year
Bill Kenwright and Roberto Martinez
Bill Kenwright and Roberto Martinez

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Madelaine McCann's parents Kate and Gerry were invited to watch the recent FA Cup win over QPR from the directors' box, where they sat next to Kenwright.

The couple's daughter Madeleine was three when she went missing in the Algarve in 2007. One of the most famous images of the youngster shows her wearing an Everton football shirt.

The McCanns were at the game to support Missing People, an independent charity which offers support to relatives when a loved one disappears.

Everton are backing an appeal for missing fans to make a safe return to their families in 2014. Kate McCann is an ambassador for the charity, and it was another poignant moment for the Blues owner.

"The previous Saturday, Goodison had opened its doors and its heart to the Missing People Campaign," he said. "We have subsequently had several letters since from the organisation itself, and from Kate and Gerry McCann, telling us what we already know. Everton is a special club. Goodison is a special place. Evertonians are special people."

With thanks to Nigel at McCann Files

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