thrill of Christmas clear on her beaming face,
Madeleine McCann plays to the camera in touching new
footage appealing for help over her disappearance.
unseen video clips have been released by Maddie's
parents Kate and Gerry as they face their second
Christmas without her.
For the the first
time viewers will hear Maddie's voice as she is
shown speaking of her new pink shoes, dancing in a
fairy outfit and riding a bike.
It was mostly
filmed at Christmas 2006'the last time the McCanns
were all together as a family over the festive
period. The video shows Maddie sitting on the stairs
of their home in Rothley, Leics, flanked by younger
twins Sean and Amelie.
Maddie, three and
a half at the time, encourages her brother and
sister to copy her gestures, saying: 'Clap your
hands together and one, two, three.'
She then holds up
her present and says: 'These are my shoes.' Behind
the camera, dad Gerry asks what colour they are.
Maddie replies: 'Pink.'
She then leaps up
and dances around, waving her shoes. The short film
uses Snow Patrol's hit Chasing Cars as its
soundtrack. Kate and Gerry decided not to appear in
the video but say on it: 'Please help bring our
daughter back. This will be our second Christmas
without our daughter. Please help us make sure we
don't have a third.'
Madeleine was nine
days short of her fourth birthday when she vanished
from her familys holiday apartment in Praia da Luz,
Portugal on May 3 last year as her parents dined
The McCanns will
spend this Christmas with the twins and close family
Clarence Mitchell said: 'Producing a video like this
is itself making Christmas more difficult.
'But they are
doing it because they believe Madeleine is still out
there and they want that piece of information.'
reward still on offer
News of the Worlds £1.5million reward for Madeleines safe return still stands.
business leaders including Harry Potter author JK Rowling and Topshop
tycoon Sir Philip Green pledged huge sums after we launched our Find
Maddie campaign with £250,000.
The offer is subject to standard News
of the World reward conditions.