Coral, still very nervous, and
emotional, but determined to make her
precious April’s death count for
something, spoke about how she never
wants what happened to her family to
happen to anyone else’s as she – almost
finding it hard to breathe at times –
appealed for funds for an enhanced Child
Rescue Alert in the UK.
The alert works when a child goes
missing and is thought to be in clear or
imminent danger. Police, after assessing
the case, have to give permission for it
to be used and if they agree that it
warrants an immediate alert, Missing
People presses the button and messages
go out to broadcasters, press, social
media and to people who’ve signed up to
receive the service.
It’s already in operation in Ireland,
Greece, Netherlands and the US, among
others, where over two thirds of
children are found.
Meanwhile, Kate McCann lives with
eternal hope, but for Coral Jones the
only hope is that another child’s life
will be saved so the agony of the loss
of her treasured April might not be in
You can sign up to receive Child Rescue
Alerts at childrescuealert.org.uk. It
would make Coral’s day.