THE FIND Madeleine Fund has started a 112,290 euro advertising campaign in Southern Spain which will also target North Africa and Portugal.
And, according to Gerry McCann, the fund is also contributing with 70,183 euros per month to support the private investigation being carried out by a Barcelona-based firm.
Writing in his blog on the Find Madeleine Campaign website, Gerry McCann believes the campaign will also show they do not subscribe to “unhelpful comments” recently made about the media’s role in helping to find missing children, referring to criticism about the media coverage of the Madeleine case.
Madeleine McCann’s father quotes the president of the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children to underline the importance of the media sympathy about their cause.
According to Ernie Allen, “there is no more likely source of information than some average, caring, alert citizen, somewhere in the world, informed and motivated by a photo or intense media coverage of a missing child”.
It is now 218 days since Madeleine went missing from her bedroom in a holiday apartment of Praia da Luz.
The Portuguese police continue to keep a very low profile and are maintaining the secrecy of the investigation.
Forensic teams from the UK and Portimão were reported to have gathered last week to analyse the reports from the Birmingham Scientific Laboratory but no details were officially released to the media.
Commenting on this meeting, Gerry McCann said that both he and Kate were “confident that the results will no way incriminate” them, adding that their hope now was that everyone would “concentrate on finding Madeleine and her abductor”.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Madeleine McCann, please contact the McCann helpline on +34 902 300 213 or the Portuguese Police on +351 282 405 400.
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