Mark McQueen, headteacher of
Ursuline Primary School is
godfather to Madeleine’s
brother, Sean. His wife
Linda is currently in
Portugal with Kate and Gerry
FAMILIES will show their support for
missing Madeleine McCann by wearing
yellow ribbons for this weekend’s Summer
thousand runners will be given a ribbon
to tie around their wrist as they set
off from Crosby village on Sunday.
McCann family has strong links with the
Crosby area through close friends Mark
and Linda McQueen, the godparents of
Madeleine’s brother Sean.
church service for Madeleine was held in
Crosby on Monday.
McQueen, headteacher of Ursuline Primary
School, told the Crosby Herald: “It is
important to keep the profile of the
campaign high and we are pleased that
local families will be given the chance
to show their support.”
Fun Run organiser Peter Harvey said:
“Every family is affected by Madeleine’s
story and people want to help in
whatever way they can.
wearing a yellow ribbon on our wrist
every man, woman, boy and girl can show
that we are standing shoulder to
shoulder with Madeleine and her family.
“Although it is only a symbol of our
support, it is a strong one.”
Ribbons will be handed to runners as
they line up for the fun run starting at
12 noon in Crosby village on Sunday.
Families will also be invited to clap as
the midday siren is sounded to get
runners underway on their three-mile
walk and run. ‘Don’t You Forget About
Me’ by Simple Minds, the campaign’s
adopted anthem, will also play.
800 people have already signed up for
the event which will also raise cash for
The Marina Dalglish Appeal and Jospice.
Places are limited to 1,000 for safety
reasons. Traditionally many young
families join forces with grandparents
to jog or walk along the picturesque
route around Little Crosby.
and Kenny Dalglish will be among those
showing their support for the McCanns.
Madeleine’s parents Kate and Gerry have
given their support to the idea of
families wearing ribbons during the
Summer Fun Run.