Hunt for Madeleine McCann gets £85,000 boost thanks to royalties from her mother’s book sales – making firm set up by parents worth close to £1million
- Find Madeleine: Leaving No Stone Unturned was set up in 2007 to manage funds
- Kate McCann wrote Madeleine in 2011 to raise extra funds for toddler’s search
- She has given £84,096 in book royalties, taking firm’s total profits to £823,332
Pictured: Madeleine McCann before she disappeared in Portugal in 2007
The £11.75million search for Madeleine McCann has had a £85,00 boost thanks to royalties from her mother’s book.
Find Madeleine – Leaving No Stone Unturned was the foundation set up by the toddler’s parents Kate and Gerry McCann in 2007 to manage donations given to help find her.
It also holds money raised from the sale of Mrs McCann’s book – Madeleine – which she wrote in 2011 to help raise even more money for the hunt for her daughter.
She has now donated £84,096 in royalties, taking the firm’s private profits to £823,332, reports The Mirror.
It has remained a best-seller ever since with thousands fascinated by the mystery of her disappearance from the family’s hotel room in Praia da Luz in Portugal in May 2007.
The private funds the family have donated to the search are on top of the £11.75million in public money officials have granted them so far.
Find Madeleine – Leaving No Stone Unturned was the foundation set up by Kate and Gerry McCann (pictured in 2017) in 2007 to manage donations given to help find her
At Christmas the McCanns said they will never give up on her, vowing to continue the search until they find answers.
Kate McCann wrote ‘Madeleine’ in 2011 with all sales donated to the hunt
On a Christmas card posted online, the couple of Rothley, Leicestershire, wrote: ‘We couldn’t let a Christmas go by without passing on a warm thank you to all our supporters for the kind and continuing good wishes, especially at this very busy time of year.
‘We miss Madeleine dearly. Christmas will never be the same without her, but we will continue to make the best of what we have.
‘The investigation is ongoing and our hope remains. May 2019 be a peaceful and positive one for us all.’
Next to an image of a sparkling silver tree the couple signed off: ‘Thank you. Kate & Gerry.’
In November the Home Office agreed to give another £150,000 to detectives investigating Maddie’s disappearance. It takes the amount of public money used on the probe to £11.75million.
It gives ‘Operation Grange’ the capacity to continue until at least March 2019.
The McCanns, of Rothley, Leicestershire, posted a Christmas card online to mark their 12th without their daughter