Saturday, 12 May 2012


#Blogging4Madeleine Blog Awareness Campaign

Five years have passed since Madeleine Mccann was abducted while on holiday in Praia de Luz on 3rd May, 2007. Today Madeleine is 9. She shares the same birthday as my son, who is 11. While Kate and Gerry Mcann will be unable to celebrate with their eldest daughter, I have just watched my birthday boy open his presents; we have already sung, Happy Birthday. Later I will take him and four friends to the skate park and bowling. We will eat cake, blow out candles - normal birthday rituals most parents take for granted. It's hard to imagine the pain that must sit with Kate and Gerry Mccann every minute, every second of the day.  Do they wake every morning with heavy hearts? Do they wonder if anyone is mistreating their daughter? In darkest moments, they must despair and wonder if she is still alive.  I wonder if they can ever experience a fleeting moment of fun while she is still missing? Do they ever laugh? Do they ever forget? My own daughter is a year younger than Madeleine, if the same thing happened to her I would be endlessly  wondering what if? What if we hadn't left her in the hotel bedroom? What if we'd checked every fifteen minutes rather than every thirty? What if we'd hired a babysitter? They must live with the guilt, like exisiting in some interminable hell. Is she still alive?  I'm not sure, but all of us want her to be found; we live in hope. 

Please note the information below:

·           Contact information to report any sightings or information
What she may look like now

Thank you to AMummysView
and Tea and Biscotti for organising this campaign. J
o   Your local police force immediately, AND
o   Operation Grange
0207 321 9251 (in the UK)
+44 207 321 9251 (non-UK)
o   Or
o   OR Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555111 or
·      The Find Madeleine official website
·      The latest image released as she may look now
All this information is available from
Madeleine before she was abducted


  1. Thank you so much for this straight from the heart post and for supporting #blogging4madeleine x

  2. Thank you for organising it - such a good idea. x


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