Day 2920: Friday 01 May, 2015 -
Update Eight years.
There's no gentle way of putting it. Whilst most days, weeks and
months are fairly similar –
Madeleine is missed every day – this time of year cuts deep as it's
a harsh reminder of time having passed and precious years with Madeleine
Without a shadow of doubt, the love, support, help and prayers that
we continue to receive from so many people, in spite of the years which have
gone by, encourages us, maintains our hope and lifts our spirits.
We are also buoyed and reassured by the unwavering commitment and
continued progress being made in the investigation. We are really grateful to
the Metropolitan Police team for their conscientiousness, patience,
consideration shown to us and above all, their will to find Madeleine and
determine what has happened.
Cooperation with and from the Portuguese Police has, and still is,
vital to the success of the investigation. We are very appreciative of the
joint working relationship established between the two forces.
Next month, I will be raising awareness again of the charity
Missing People, and the many children who go missing every year. One child is
too many. I will be taking part in a 500 mile charity cycle from Edinburgh to London and
during this journey, I am hoping to promote the UK's Child Rescue Alert (CRA)
system. If you can help me, please do by either donating at
www.justgiving.com/KateMcCann/ and/or signing up to the CRA at
We've always promised ourselves that something positive has to come
out of all the suffering Madeleine and our family have endured. If highlighting
the issues of child abduction (and missing children in general) and raising
money to enable the charity Missing People to carry out their invaluable work
improves this very real and heartbreaking problem, then every push of those
pedals will be worth it. Always.
Thank you again for your incredible and very humbling
kindness and support.