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MADELEINE'S FUND: LEAVING NO STONE
UNTURNED LIMITED, REPORT AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR PERIOD ENDED 31 MARCH 2012
MADELEINE FUND ACCOUNTS FOR 31 MARCH 2012
Maddie McCann private eyes called of Sunday Express
By James Murray and Tracey Kandohia
Sunday October 28,2012
KATE and Gerry McCann are no longer employing private detectives to search
for their missing daughter Madeleine.
They are pinning all hopes of finding their child on Scotland Yard
detectives who are conducting an "investigative review" of evidence but have yet to make a breakthrough.
The Sunday Express understands the McCanns stopped using former police detectives Dave Edgar and Arthur Cowley some months
ago when their contract ran out.
While they worked on the case they built up a good relationship with Kate and
Gerry, of Rothley, Leicestershire, who felt they applied sound common sense to their inquiries in Britain and Portugal.
"There was no fall-out," said a source. "They did the work as required and got on well with Kate and
Gerry. Their contract simply came to its natural end.
"It was felt the lead should be taken by the Scotland
Yard detectives working on the review. Dave and Arthur passed over all their material to the Yard officers." There has
been no mention of the decision to end the contract on the McCanns' findmadeleine website, which still states: "The
majority of the fund money has been and continues to be spent on investigative work to help find Madeleine.
money continues to be spent on the wider 'Awareness Campaign', reminding people that Madeleine is still missing and
to remain vigilant."
The fund has been bolstered by at least £1million raised from Kate's bestselling
It was published in May 2011 shortly after the fourth anniversary of her eldest child's disappearance
from the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007.
At the book's launch, GP Kate, 44, said: "While
she remains missing, the onus is on us to keep looking for her. Investigations and campaigns cost money, which has to be raised
"Every penny we raise through the sales of this book will be spent on our search for Madeleine. Nothing
is more important to us."
Then, after successfully lobbying David Cameron, Scotland Yard was called on to
conduct the review using some of the force’s best murder detectives.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood,
who leads the review codenamed Operation Grange, said earlier this year he believed Madeleine, then three, had been snatched
by a stranger and could be alive.
At that time his team was following 195 potential new leads. Portuguese police
chiefs, who head all global investigations, have refused officially to re-open the case, although some officers have been
assigned to assist the Yard.
In August, Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe appeared to cast doubt on the review's
future when he said he would ask David Cameron how long he would fund it for.
However, there was good news last
week when the Home Office said there was no deadline on the work being conducted in secrecy by detectives.
said: "We have no plans to end the funding and the review into the search for Madeleine will continue." It is thought
it will have cost £2.5million by the end of the year.
Madeleine's Fund: What is the money being
spent on?, 28 October 2012
Screenshot: 28 October 2012
- Extract -
(7) What is the money being
spent on ?
The majority of the fund money has been and continues to be spent on investigative work to
help find Madeleine. Additionally money continues to be spent on the wider 'Awareness Campaign' – reminding
people that Madeleine is still missing and to remain vigilant. None of the directors have taken any money from the fund as
Anyone who wishes further information with regards to the financial details of Madeleine's Fund
and its professional advisors, please refer to the accounts filed at Companies House. Crown Way Maindy Cardiff CF14 3UZ
The following Portuguese report suggests that Edgar and Cowley
have not worked for the McCanns since May 2011:
Criticism of the resources presented to the family "unjustified"
Diário de Notícias
02 May 2012
The father of Madeleine McCann considers that
criticism of the amount of resources allocated to the investigation into the child's disappearance, which occurred five
years ago in Portugal, is "unjustified", claiming that the crime remains unsolved.
know if it is a justified criticism because, after all, there is a missing child that was taken from her family and the person
responsible is still at large," Gerry McCann said today, in an interview with the Lusa news agency.
to information made public, the British police has already spent two million pounds (2.5 million euros) and has, for several
months, had a team of 37 people focused on a review of all available information about the case, created after the intervention
of the Prime Minister, David Cameron, in response to an appeal by the parents.
In Portugal, although the process
has been closed since 2008, the Judicial Police has also created a team at Porto to accompany the British investigation and
review of the case.
For the parents, "this is a serious crime that needs to be resolved and if it is not resolved
there is an innocent child who may be in danger and there may be other children at risk of abduction."
his opinion, "serious crimes must be addressed and appropriate resources should be assigned to the investigation,"
adding that this should also happen with other cases of missing children.
On the other hand, the couple is also
convinced that the media attention that has surrounded the disappearance of Maddie has helped to create a greater sensitivity
in society and in authorities for these situations.
"I think some organizations have also benefited,"
emphasized the mother Kate McCann, who has participated in activities to raise money for some and who, from next year, aims
to help one of them, Missing People.
The fund created by the couple to finance the search for their daughter was
financially strengthened thanks to sales of the book written by Kate last year.
"Actually, that was the reason
why we did it, because at that time we were the only ones looking for Madeleine, as the investigation had been closed since
July 2008," explained the author.
Despite having forgone private detectives since the British police began
working on the case, they retain costs for advisors and the operation of telephone lines and their website.
Gerry McCann assures that "once the person responsible for the disappearance is found, the remaining money will be used
to help other families or organizations.
Madeleine McCann disappeared a few days before her fourth birthday, May
3, 2007, from the room where she slept with her two, younger, twin siblings in an apartment in a resort in Praia da Luz in
The parents and another Briton, Robert Murat, were made arguidos by the Portuguese authorities in
On July 21, 2008, the Attorney General's Office ordered the archiving of the suspicions against
Maddie McCann cops go Daily Star
By Richard Spillett
THE parents of Maddie McCann have called off the private eyes looking for their daughter.
Kate and Gerry McCann employed two former police detectives, Dave Edgar and Arthur Cowley, as part of the
hunt for the youngster.
But they have been withdrawn from the case after a Scotland Yard review of the evidence.
The McCanns are now pinning their hopes on the Met Police to shed light on the 2007 disappearance of Maddie, then
aged three, in Portugal.
'Madeleine's Fund: Leaving No
Stone Unturned Limited': Accounts overdue, 01 January 2013
'Madeleine's Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned
Limited': Accounts overdue Companies House
Name & Registered
MADELEINE'S FUND: LEAVING NO STONE UNTURNED LIMITED
2/6 CANNON STREET
Company No. 06248215
Date of Incorporation:
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Company Type: PRI/LTD BY GUAR/NSC
(Private, limited by guarantee, no share capital)
Nature of Business (SIC):
88990 - Other social
work activities without accommodation not elsewhere classified
Accounting Reference Date: 31/03
Last Accounts Made Up To: 31/03/2011 (FULL)
Next Accounts Due: 31/12/2012 OVERDUE
Last Return Made Up To: 15/05/2012
Next Return Due: 12/06/2013
No previous name information has been recorded over the last 20 years.
Companies House: Late Filing Penalties,
15 January 2013
Late Filing Penalties Companies House
1st February 2009
Late Filing Penalties
Section 441 of the Companies Act 2006 requires all companies to deliver annual
accounts to the Registrar of Companies by the due date. Section 453 specifies that a civil administration penalty shall be
payable if the accounts are delivered late, and provides for the Secretary of State to specify the level of this penalty through
To increase the effectiveness of the late filing penalties, when section 453 came into force Companies
House changed the current schedule of late filing penalties as contained in section 242A of the Companies Act 1985. In parallel,
the Government will amend section 242A of the 1985 Act so that these changes also apply to accounts prepared under the 1985
Act but delivered late on or after 1st February 2009 when the updated penalties came into force.
late filing penalties?
Late filing penalties were introduced in 1992 to encourage directors of limited
companies to file their accounts on time because they must provide this statutory information for the public record.
What changes have been introduced?
What are the
new late filing penalties?
- All penalties have been increased to take account of inflation between
1992 and 2007.
- A faster rate of increase in penalties for companies who file more than one month late.
- A doubling
of the penalty for any company which files late having also filed late in the previous year.
The new table of penalties is a follows:
How late are the accounts delivered
Penalty – Private Company
Penalty - PLC
Not more than one month
More than one month but not more than three months
More than three months but not more than six months
More than six months
In addition where there was a failure to comply with filing requirements
in relation to the previous financial year (and that the previous financial year had begun on or after 6th April 2008), the
penalty will be double that shown in the table.
Madeleine McCann's mum ploughs £1m from book sales
into search for missing daughter Daily Mirror
By Martin Fricker | 19 Jan 2013 00:00
She ploughed the money into the
search fund for her missing daughter which had run dangerously short of cash
Mum Kate McCann made more than £1million last year from her book about vanished Madeleine.
ploughed the money into the search fund for her daughter which had run dangerously short of cash.
directors said: "Income from the book has significantly improved the position.
"This will continue as
a result of publication in other countries and the release of the paperback."
Official accounts show the bestseller
which came out in May 2011 netted £738,487 after tax.
Madeleine's Fund hit £1.8million shortly
after the three-year-old vanished from her family's holiday flat in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in May 2007.
by 2011, after four years of fruitless searching, it had dwindled to £125,000.
Kate and husband Gerry,
both 44, from Rothley, Leicestershire, feared they might be unable to carry on the hunt.
But official papers filed
with Companies House show all Kate's book cash went to the fund.
And after a large percentage was spent on
the continuing search and costly ad campaigns the remaining total now stands at £474,867.
The fund report
revealed it was no longer paying private investigators in Portugal after Scotland Yard announced a major cold case review.
The McCanns hope this will lead to Portuguese authorities reopening their inquiries.
The report added:
"The fund scaled back independent efforts to avoid duplication.
"It maintains sizeable resources so the
search can be resumed quickly should the review not lead to the reopening of the case in Portugal."
Kate McCann's book detailing hunt for missing daughter
Madeleine raises £1million for search fund Daily Mail
By JILL REILLY
- Madeleine's Fund hit £1.8million shortly after the three-year-old vanished
seen at her family's holiday flat in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in May 2007
- After four years of
searching fund level had dwindled to £125,000
- The bestseller which came out in May 2011
netted £738,487 after tax
11:52, 19 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:12, 19 January 2013
Madeleine McCann's mother
has ploughed £1million from book sales back into the search for her missing daughter.
The bestseller, entitled
Madeleine by Kate McCann, was published in 2011 on the day of her eighth birthday.
Madeleine, who was three, disappeared
from her bed in the family's apartment in Praia da Luz on the evening of May 3, 2007, while her parents were eating at
a nearby tapas restaurant – as they did every night of the holiday.
Fundraiser: Kate McCann and Gerry McCann
at the launch of the book entitled Madeleine which has now raised £1million
the book netted £738,487 providing a much-need boost to the fund set up by the McCanns, reported the Mirror.
Madeleine's Fund hit £1.8million shortly after the three-year-old vanished from her family’s holiday.
But by 2011, after four years of searching, it had dwindled to £125,000.
Official papers filed with
Companies House show all the money raised from the 384-page book went to the fund.
The fund's directors said:
'Income from the book has significantly improved the position.
Missing: A photo Madeleine McCann,
left, taken on May 3, 2007 - the day she went missing from the family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal. The
photo on the right was used in the campaign to find her
'This will continue as a result
of publication in other countries and the release of the paperback.'
The continuing search and costly advertising
campaigns means the remaining total now stands at £474,86.
In the searingly honest book Kate McCann explains
she thought it would be 'unwise' to leave her three children with a babysitter on the night they dined at the resort
Explaining why they did not make use of the babysitting service offered by the Ocean Club, she said
the couple never even thought about it.
She said: 'I could argue that leaving my children alone with someone
neither we nor they knew would have been unwise, and it's certainly not something we'd do at home, but we didn't
even consider it.
'We felt so secure we simply didn't think it was necessary.'
Disappearance: Madeleine, who was three,
disappeared from her bed in the family¿s apartment in Praia da Luz on the evening of May 3, 2007, while her parents
were eating at a nearby tapas restaurant
With the infamous tapas restaurant 'so near', the McCanns
and their friends decided to do their own child-checking service, said Mrs McCann, adding: 'It goes without saying that
we now bitterly regret it.'
However British police later told the couple their holiday apartment, being a corner
flat on the ground floor, next to two roads and with secluded entrances, made it a perfect target for criminals.
The fund report revealed it was no longer paying private investigators in Portugal after Scotland Yard announced a major
cold case review.
The McCanns from from Rothley, Leicestershire hope this will lead to Portuguese authorities reopening
Last month a self-styled security consultant accused of swindling the Madeleine McCann fund out
of £300,000 is to be extradited to the United States this week to face fraud charges.
Kevin Halligen, 53,
lost his final appeal before the High Court in London on Friday and will be flown to Washington on Thursday to face allegations
of cheating former business partners out of £1.2 million.
In 2008, Halligen's company Oakley International
signed a contract to help find Maddie, who went missing in Portugal a year earlier.
He said he would use his MI6
and CIA contacts and high-tech surveillance equipment in the hunt but over six months he came up with no new leads.
He was arrested in Oxford in November 2009 after fleeing Washington DC when the US government began seeking an indictment
against him for 'wire fraud and money laundering'.
US Courts have also ordered Halligen to pay about £4 million
to other former business partners who claim he fleeced them.
Halligen had been fighting extradition since his arrest.
Kate McCann's best-selling book saves fund from
the brink Sunday Express
By James Murray
THE fund to help find Madeleine McCann would have plunged into the red unless her mother
Kate McCann had written her best-selling book on the mystery disappearance.
In 2011 the accounts stood
at £125,175 but figures for the period ending in March last year show there is now a healthy £474,867 in the bank.
Kate's book, Madeleine, published in May 2011, earned £738,487 after tax for the fund. A total of £550,000
of that was for serialisation in two national newspapers, which meant the book itself produced £188,487. Global sales
and a paperback edition of the book are still bringing in cash.
A report by the six directors of the fund, including
Kate and Gerry McCann, says: "The directors would like to thank everybody who bought and read Kate McCann's book.
We believe the search for Madeleine is in a much stronger place as a result.
"We will continue to ensure Madeleine
is not forgotten and will leave no stone unturned in our search for her."
The fund is no longer paying private
investigators to search for Madeleine as Scotland Yard is conducting its review of all the evidence.
in donations poured into the fund from well-wishers in 2007 after the anguished couple pleaded for help across the media to
find their daughter after she disappeared.