Sunday, 26 September 2010


The brother of Gerry McCann has quit the Madeleine Fund amid a drive to inject new dynamism into the search for the missing seven-year-old.

John McCann has been a dedicated director since the fund was launched more than three years ago.  Latest company accounts show he left last month along with fellow director Douglas Skehan.

On their website, neither Kate nor Gerry McCann mentioned the names of the directors who have left.

The McCanns stated,  “There will be some changes and development in terms of strategy and ideas as we endeavour to leave no stone unturned in our search.  This will include some changes to the board of Madeleine’s Fund, simply to try to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of what we are doing. It has now been three years and four months since Madeleine was taken from us. None of us ever thought we’d still be in the position we are today. Inevitably there has to be change for a variety of reasons but importantly, this will also allow people to help and support us in different ways.  Regardless of change, everyone’s focus, commitment and desire continues to be that of finding Madeleine.”

Further comments continue with, “Keeping Madeleine’s image out there greatly increases our chances of finding her.  It is a reminder to people that she is still missing and to please keep looking for her."

It added, "In addition, we know that somebody knows where Madeleine is."

And a lot of people have a good idea who that somebody is!