Maddie ... missing
Ways to donate
the counter in branches of NatWest and the Royal Bank of
sending a cheque, made payable to 'Madeleine’s Fund:
Leaving No Stone Unturned', to: Madeleine’s Fund, c/o
The International Family Law Group, 26 Southampton
Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 7RS.
internet bank transfer to “Madeleine’s Fund: Leaving No
Stone Unturned", Sort Code 60 40 05, Account Number
donations will be processed free of charge.
A FUND was
launched today to help find missing Madeleine McCann.
friends launched the fund at Leicester's Walkers Stadium and invited
people to make donations in person, at their local bank, by post or
via the internet.
The money will be
used to search for the missing four-year-old, to support her family
and to “bring her abductors to justice".
Any surplus cash
from the not-for-profit company will be used to help families and
missing children in the UK, Portugal and elsewhere in similar
Three of the
company’s directors will be Madeleine’s uncle, John McCann, her
great uncle, former head teacher Brian Kennedy, and Gerry McCann’s
colleague, Dr Doug Skehan, a consultant at Leicester’s Glenfield
Mr McCann said:
"This is potentially a very important time for all our family. We
have got one principal objective with this fund - we want Madeleine
"A lot of people
have offered support in different ways and this will be a vehicle to
help our family to get our darling niece back.
"If as a result
of this fund and as a result of getting Madeleine back we can help
other families in a similar situation that would be fantastic."
Madeleine’s parents, Gerry and Kate McCann, have already donated
£10,000 to the fund, Dr Skehan revealed at today’s media conference.
He said: “Gerry
and Kate are part of Leicestershire’s medical family and the support
they have received from colleagues and close friends demonstrates
what dedicated parents they both are.
family at Leicester’s hospitals have already contributed
significantly to the ’Madeleine Fund - Leaving No Stone Unturned’ to
support the family and keep the search going until she is found.
went missing colleagues have been asking if there is anything they
can do to help. The launch of the Madeleine Fund means they can now
make a pledge for Madeleine and her family and demonstrate their
“As we have got
to know Gerry during his time in Leicester we have fully appreciated
how he commits himself to his work and family. The arrival of
Madeleine and later the twins, Sean and Amelie, obviously brought
Gerry and Kate great joy. His family would be part of his
conversation with colleagues on a daily basis.”