Sunday

Bishop Ellis RC School, Leicester, raises £6,000 for McCann's fraudulent fund


10 May 2009
KATE PAIN IS 'EASED'

Tracey Kandhola

Kate McCann has publicly thanked her community for helping ease her pain over missing Madeleine.

She praised their "amazing support" during a fund-raising auction night for Maddie at the school that is still waiting to enrol her daughter.

"What could have been a really sad time has been made positive because of you," she said on Friday just days after the second anniversary of the disappearance.

"Thank you for your continued support and for joining us here tonight. It helps us so much."

Nearly £6,000 was raised by 200 people for the Find Maddie Fund at Bishop Ellis RC School in Thurmaston, Leics, near the family's home village Rothley.

Local firms and groups donated items, including a signed shirt from Maddie's father Gerry's rugby team Leicester Tigers. Kate, in a "Don't Give Up On Me" Maddie vest, said: "It's still her school and it'll be her brother and sister Sean and Amelie's in September."

One local said: "It was a fantastic night. Madeleine is still very much in our thoughts and prayers and we want to ensure the community doesn't forget her."

Gerry has told how the Maddie Fund, which once topped £2million, could empty by the end of the year. Madeleine will turn six on Tuesday.
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Source: People.co.uk
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Related links:
Goncalo's documentary: http://blip.tv/file/2036418