International Missing Childrens Day (25 May) was recognised
in the Algarve with a lunch, organised by The Resident, held
at the A Paleta restaurant in Lagoa.
opening address, Sheena Rawcliffe, Managing Director of The
Resident, spoke of the heightened awareness of missing
children, not only in Portugal but across the world, as the
search continues for four-year-old Madeleine McCann.
She welcomed Kate McCann to the event, along with
representatives from two of the children's homes in the
Yellow ballons signifying safe return and green
balloons for hope were sent to the skies with
messages. Photo: MARK RAWCLIFFE - The Resident
Ref?io Aboim Ascen?o in Faro and Lar de Crian?s Bom
Samaritano in Alvor.
of the lunch was three-fold. To raise funds for the
Instituto de Apoio a Crianca (the Portuguese organisation
which assists in the search for missing children in
Portugal); to remember the Portuguese children shown on the
missing list produced by the Policia Judiciara and to
continue the focus on Madeleine McCann who has
been missing for 23 days.
attendees wore green and yellow ribbons indicating hope for
those missing children to be returned to their loved ones.
of the fundraising for the event, yellow and green balloons
were sold. These were released into the air by Kate
McCann, who thanked everyone for their continued support and
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