One of the first images released by Madeleine's parents, Kate
in the wake of their daughter's disappearance 29
months ago showed the then four-year-old proudly
wearing an Everton shirt.
"I will never, ever
forget that image of a beautiful, smiling child in
an Everton shirt," said Everton chairman Bill
"I believe that I
was one of the first people outside the family to
see it and it moved me greatly.
"In truth, like
everyone else, I have felt nothing but deep sadness
and mounting frustration as the search for Maddie
continue to be inspired by the dignity and the faith
which Kate and Gerry have displayed throughout their
"If we can,
perhaps, jog someone's memory or breathe a little
fresh life into the hunt for her, then it will have
been worth it.
"I know our
supporters will wear these T-shirts with pride on
Club manager David
added: "My heart went out to Madeleine's family when
this awful tragedy occurred - and it still does.