It is exactly three and a half years since our daughter
so cruelly taken from us. Three and a half years without
her seeing her brother, her sister, her Mummy, her Daddy or
her best friends.
We are still searching for her. Our small team continues to
review all available information, even though we STILL don't
have access to ALL of the information that the UK and Portuguese
authorities have. Our team has interviewed hundreds of
witnesses, received over 1000 calls, dealt with over 15,000
emails and maintained a computerised database of all information
they have received. Despite the difficulties resulting from lack
of official assistance, they 'follow up' all new leads to try
and get fresh information into the investigation.
It is incredible to think that for the last two years and three
months NO police force has proactively been doing anything to
help us find Madeleine. Crucially, there has been NO formal
review of the material held by the police authorities - which is
routine practice in most countries, and especially when a key
piece of the 'jigsaw' may have been overlooked.
We have tried in vain to get the authorities to play their part
but our requests have seemingly fallen on deaf ears. It is
simply not acceptable that they have, to all intents and
purposes, given up on Madeleine. We need the authorities to do
However we know we are not alone. We have the tremendous support
of family, friends and of course you the public. A lot of this
support comes in the form of people saying to us 'if there's
anything we can do, just let us know or 'I'd like to help but I
don't know how'. To these people, and indeed yourself, my plea
We need your support to continue to lobby the British and
Portuguese Governments to undertake a joint or independent
review of Madeleine's case.
How can you do this' Simply visit:
today and sign the petition to call on the UK and Portuguese
authorities to conduct an independent and transparent review of
all information in relation to the disappearance of Madeleine.
And in turn, please spread the word and encourage as many others
to do the same. Together we can, and will pull all of the loose
ends of Madeleine's case together and find her.
Looking for our daughter is not without significant cost.
Another way you can show your support is by continuing to help
us fund the search for Madeleine.
To carry on searching for Madeleine and to ensure that the
process has continued in a meaningful and proactive way, we have
been able to utilise the generous donations paid in to
Madeleine's Fund by the general public, libel damages paid to
ourselves and our friends and money raised through a variety of
fund-raising efforts. The fund has allowed;
Our investigation team of ex-police officers to operate and
conduct enquiries in the UK, Portugal and further afield.
A Portuguese assistant/translator.
A 24 hour telephone line with translators to receive information
from the public
Media liaison in Portugal and the UK to ensure that we convey
the simple factual messages: there is absolutely no evidence
that Madeleine has been physically harmed; we must keep looking
for her and those who took her.
Awareness campaigns in Portugal, Spain and further afield.
Website hosting and development and social network site
campaigns to raise awareness through the internet
A part-time campaign coordinator
If Madeleine's Fund remains as it is, with the current rate of
expenditure, it will run out in Spring 2011. This would
essentially mean that any kind of proactive search for Madeleine
would cease. So again we need your help. If you can,
please consider donating to Madeleine's fund.
pays for the multi-lingual call centre availability for 1 hour
per month pays for 12 travel packs that are distributed to
holidaymakers going all over the world
pays for 1000 posters that are translated and distributed across
pays for the access to a 24 hour multi-lingual telephone service
for 1 day
pays for the running costs of investigation office (and staff)
for 2 hours
pays for 10,000 multi-lingual prayer cards for Madeleine, with
photograph and contact details
Someone knows what has happened to Madeleine. We simply need to
reach that person. We need to obtain that key piece of
information, that 'missing piece of the jigsaw'. One call may be
all we need to find Madeleine and who took her.
Our little girl is now seven years old; innocent, vulnerable and
waiting to be found. Please,
please sign the
petition and help us to find her.
On behalf of my family, thank you.