KATE and Gerry McCann’s war chest to help find missing daughter
Madeleine dwindled to £125,000 last year.
The amount the couple raised for Madeleine’s Fund dropped from £233,099
in 2009-10 to £177,534 in 2010-11.
But the McCanns, both 43, from Rothley, Leics, hope that Kate’s book
disappearance will boost the fund this year.
In newly-published accounts, the fund’s directors write: “Over the past
financial year, as with the previous one, the costs of the search
continued to be higher than the fund’s annual income.
apparent to the directors that without a significant
financial boost the fund would be empty by the end of spring
“Income, particularly donations, has been lower than in previous years.
“It became apparent to the directors that without a significant
financial boost the fund would be empty by the end of spring 2011.
“In view of this, Kate made the decision to write a book about
Madeleine’s Fund was launched after the little girl, then aged three,
vanished from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, on May 3,
In 2007-08 it received £1.8million.