By VERONICA LORRAINE
WELL-wishers donated almost £2million to the fund to find Madeleine McCann in the ten months after she vanished, it has emerged.
They gave almost £260-an-hour after Madeleine went missing aged three in Praia da Luz, Portugal, on May 3 2007, accounts lodged with Companies House show.
The figures, published for the first time, show parents Kate and Gerry, of Rothley, Leics, spent £761,668 on the search in those ten months.
Of that, £26,000 bought merchandise, £250,000 went on private detectives and £123,573 paid for campaign management. Legal fees cost £111,522 and £81,904 paid for posters and newspaper and TV ads.
A further £7,363 was spent on hotels, travel and subsistence, including their trips to Morocco and the US.
Family spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: “Every penny has been spent in the hunt.”
Source: The Sun
The real cost of the search, however, was footed by the Portuguese