aunt of missing Madeleine McCann has
been raising awareness of the
youngster's plight by taking part in a
massive road race.
Diane McCann joined in the annual
women's 10k race in Glasgow.
More than 15,000 women were expected to
take part in the race.
Mrs McCann, 39, from Glasgow, wore a
T-shirt with a picture of her niece and
the words "I'm running for Madeleine" on
it for the race.
Madeleine vanished from her bed from the
family's holiday apartment in Praia da
Luz, in the Algarve, Portugal, 10 days
On Saturday night her father Gerry
McCann spoke of the "tidal wave" of
devastation her disappearance has
Since Madeleine went missing, relatives
in Scotland have campaigned to keep the
case in the public spotlight, in the
hope that that could lead to vital
information coming forward. As part of
that they had hundreds of the T shirts
made for the Resolution Asset Management
Women's 10k, which they distributed to
runners to wear. They also gave people
yellow ribbons to wear round their
wrists as a sign of hope for Madeleine's
Relatives and friends also handed out
fliers featuring the little girl's
photograph to runners and the crowd
gathered in Bellahouston Park for the
Mrs McCann, who is married to Gerry's
brother John, said prior to the event:
"I'm not a runner, so I'm just going to
walk the course but I will be wearing a
T-shirt with Madeleine's picture on and
the words 'I'm running for Madeleine'.
"We just want to do everything we can to
keep everyone thinking of Madeleine, so
hopefully this will help."