Day 1326: 19/12/2010 Sunday. Madeleine Beth McCann
(Date edited from 17 Nov to 17 Dec 19/12/10)
Updates Friday, 17th December, 2010
This month marks our fourth Christmas without Madeleine. We hope with all our hearts that wherever she is, she is safe and well and whoever may be with her is treating her with the love and respect she so deserves.
We would like to thank all our supporters for 'staying at our side' in spite of the injustices that we continue to be subjected to. Madeleine is the person who suffers most from all of this injustice. It is this fact alone which causes us the most distress. It is absolutely heart-breaking.
The Wikileaks 'news' this week has led to the repetition of many unfounded allegations and smears both in the
in particular. This has been seized on as an opportunity by those who wish to
compound our suffering and hamper our efforts, including the very person who
was entrusted with finding our daughter. Those who could help Madeleine but choose to do nothing are also
complicit in this injustice. Without the love and help from so many good
people around the world we would not be able to find the strength to continue
the fight to find our daughter. Portugal
Thank you to all those who have signed our petition calling on the
Portuguese Governments to conduct an independent review of Madeleine's case.
The petition is still on-going. If you haven't signed and would like to further
the search for Madeleine, please sign our on-line petition or sign a paper
petition form. The latter can be downloaded from the website and distributed to
shops, post-offices etc. and returned to us. UK
Along with our family, we would like to thank everyone who has sent us Christmas cards, letters, donations and gifts at this difficult time of year. It is impossible to find enough positive words to describe such kindness or the hugely important and heart-warming effect it has on us. Without any doubt, it helps us immensely and we are incredibly grateful.
We wish you all a merry Christmas and a very happy, healthy and positive 2011. Please remember to spare a thought and a prayer for all the children who will not be with their families this Christmas.
Kate and Gerry