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The McCanns run for Charity 18th May 2014

Post  Panda on Mon 19 May - 16:08

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Kate and Gerry McCann join 500 people on Missing People charity run as Peter Lawrence speaks of his heartbreak over his missing daughter Claudia, 18 May 2014


Kate and Gerry McCann join 500 people on Missing People charity run as Peter Lawrence speaks of his heartbreak over his missing daughter Claudia Daily Mail
Missing People charity run was held on London's Clapham Common
An estimated 500 people took part in the charity run to highlight the charity's work
Missing People provides support to the loved ones of people who have vanished
Kate and Gerry McCann were among the people who ran the 10km course
By MAIL ON SUNDAY REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 01:55, 18 May 2014 | UPDATED: 11:46, 18 May 2014



Kate and Gerry McCann joined 500 runners to support the Missing People charity run on London's Clapham Common to raise funds for the charity.

The father of missing university chef Claudia Lawrence spoke at the annual charity running race, as the search for clues surrounding his daughter's disappearance continues.

Peter Lawrence said the Miles for Missing People event, held on Clapham Common in London, offered a chance to unite with those suffering with the uncertainty of a missing loved one, and helped to raise crucial charity funds.

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Rachel Elias, Peter Lawrence, Gerry and Kate McCann all supported yesterday's Missing People Charity Run on Clapham Common in London

Rachel Elias, Peter Lawrence, Gerry and Kate McCann all supported yesterday's Missing People Charity Run on Clapham Common in London

The McCanns were among 500 people who took part in the 10km charity run

The McCanns were among 500 people who took part in the 10km charity run

Kate and Gerry McCann looked relaxed as they took part on the 10km run to support the families of people who have disappeared

  


The event, by charity Missing People and now in its fifth year, was also supported by Kate and Gerry McCann - parents of missing British girl Madeleine - and Rachel Elias, sister of former Manic Street Preachers guitarist and lyricist Richey Edwards.

An emotional Mr Lawrence, who sounded the air horn to start the 10km and 3km races, said: 'A lot of people are here with a poster of their missing loved one, and it's right to display it, show what the charity is for.

Madeleine McCann vanished from her family's Portuguese holiday villa in September 2007

'I think it's always a poignant event coming here because you see all these people with missing shirts on them with posters and you just think this really needs to be out there. We all need to be together, we are all a big family.

'It (Missing People) is an absolute lifeline. Both for people who are missing, but most importantly the families of the thousands of people who are missing. Most people you talk to of course don't know what it's like to have a family member missing.

'I regularly meet other people with missing members of their family, and it's just being able to be together in the knowledge we all talk the same language.

'Even if Claudia is found I will still be here for the sake of other people and the sake of the charity.'

Mrs Elias, from south Wales, said the charity also offered vital support for the family, having battled for nearly two decades not knowing what happened to her brother.

She said: 'My brother Richard has been missing for 20 years next year, so it is an especially poignant time for us.

'We're in exactly the same position now as we were 19 years ago, and we still have absolutely no information as to his fate. That is such a difficult thing, living with that constant uncertainty.

'We keep going through the support of the charity.'

And she said she was unable to listen to the music of her brother, who vanished when the Manics were beginning to attract international airplay in February 1995.

She said: 'I don't listen to the Manics records, I do find that too difficult.'


The McCanns had special t-shirts with a photograph of their missing daughter Madeleine on the back

The McCanns had special t-shirts with a photograph of their missing daughter Madeleine on the back

Anybody running the race with children could use a special 1km course


Anybody running the race with children could use a special 1km course

Around 500 people took part in yesterday's races, with starters including the McCanns. Children could complete a 1km course.

Jo Youle, Missing People chief executive, said: 'We're all here in solidarity with other families facing unimaginable heartache when someone goes missing.

'But also today is a day of hope. It is so important to keep the search alive and know that one day their lovely, special person could be back with them.

'We have some families today who were here last year, and that's hard to think that they've had to face another year without knowing.

'But I think there is some comfort in families being here together in solidarity.'

The event is part of May's 'forget me not' month campaign. It has just launched a Child Rescue Alert service, encouraging people to sign up to missing children notices from police.

Organisers say the service will be used for only those children suspected of being in serious danger. For more information visit childrescuealert.org.uk.

To support families of missing people, donate £3 by texting HOPE to 70707.


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The McCanns were among 500 people who took part in the 10km charity run

The McCanns were among 500 people who took part in the 10km charity run

The McCanns were among 500 people who took part in the 10km charity run

By Nigel Moore

Peter Lawrence: Yes, I'm, errr... one of the family representatives of, errr... Missing People, errr... So, we each have a county to look after, errr... and I'm here in that capacity and also, of course, because my daughter Claudia's been missing for five years now.

Yes, Claudia's sister Ali is, errr... running the 10k race, so she's out there at the moment and, errr... good luck to her - I'm sure she'll get round. She wants to be round in less than an hour, so we'll see.

Yes, the charity Missing People unfortunately not well enough known. More people are getting to know it, errr... it's just an absolute lifeline, that's... they say on the back of today's running shirts, errm... that those people who are missing, errr... who are able to ring the charity if they don't want to contact family directly but most importantly to all the families, errr... of the thousands of people who are missing, errr... it.... it's just knowing that they're there and that it's people who understand because most people you talk to, of course, don't understand what it's like to have a family member missing.

Madeleine McCann: Missing People poster, 17 May 2014

Madeleine McCann: Missing People poster Missing People


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There are photos of Kate and Gerry running, but I don't do photos. 

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Re: The McCanns run for Charity 18th May 2014

Post  jeanmonroe on Mon 19 May - 16:52

PL: 'I think it's always a poignant event coming here because you see all these people with missing shirts on them with posters and you just think this really needs to be out there. We all need to be together, we are all a big family."
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Except, of course, he forgot to mention, a couple of the 'big family' members are given unlimited taxpayer 'funding'. Their own dedicated operation, consisting of 38 solely dedicated police officers, and unlimited media coverage.
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PL: 'I regularly meet other people with missing members of their family, and it's just being able to be together in the knowledge we all talk the same language"
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Family member of real 'missing person' 'talking' to family member of another real 'missing person':

"I wonder when Prime Minister Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May are going to set up a £8 million+  inquiry/investigation operation into our 'missing' Tommy?

"you got any 'dirt' on them two?"

"No, afraid not"

"Then the answer to your question about getting unlimited taxpayer funding, granted by the HO, and a 3 year ongoing dedicated investigation, by 38 full time police officers, into your Tommy's 'disappearance' is................NEVER!

"you could change your name by deed poll to McCann and try that, otherwise i'm afraid you're on your own."

"Oh, by the way, you know the £20,000 we 'raised' today for Missing People, from this 'run', will only pay 33 1/3% of the 'salary' the CEO of Missing people will get this year, don't you?

"So, jog on, lots of money to be 'raised' to pay for the ANNUAL 'staff costs' (£1,710,751 (2013 accounts) at the Missing People 'charity'


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Re: The McCanns run for Charity 18th May 2014

Post  Not Born Yesterday on Mon 19 May - 16:59

For those desperate (?) to see Kate and Gerry in action, see

http://missingmadeleine.forumotion.net/t26833-mccanns-even-take-over-from-lawrence-family


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Re: The McCanns run for Charity 18th May 2014

Post  Panda on Mon 19 May - 17:11

jeanmonroe wrote:PL: 'I think it's always a poignant event coming here because you see all these people with missing shirts on them with posters and you just think this really needs to be out there. We all need to be together, we are all a big family."
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Except, of course, he forgot to mention, a couple of the 'big family' members are given unlimited taxpayer 'funding'. Their own dedicated operation, consisting of 38 soley dedicated police officers, and unlimited media coverage.
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PL: 'I regularly meet other people with missing members of their family, and it's just being able to be together in the knowledge we all talk the same language"
-------------------------------------------

Family member of real 'missing person' 'talking' to family member of another real 'missing person':

"I wonder when Prime Minister Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May are going to set up a £8 million+  inquiry/investigation operation into our 'missing' Tommy?

"you got any 'dirt' on them two?"

"No, afraid not"

"Then the answer to your question about getting unlimited taxpayer funding, granted by the HO, and a 3 year ongoing dedicated investigation, by 38 full time police officers, into your Tommy's 'disappearance' is................NEVER!

"you could change your name by deed poll to McCann and try that, otherwise i'm afraid you're on your own."

"Oh, by the way, you know the £20,000 we 'raised' today for Missing People, from this 'run', will only pay 33 1/3% of the 'salary' the CEO of Missing people will get this year, don't you?

"So, jog on, lots of money to be 'raised' to pay the for the 'staff costs' (£1,710,751 (2013 accounts) at the Missing People 'charity'

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Post  Panda on Mon 19 May - 17:13

Now then jeanmonroe, don,t be churlish, you know perfectly well the McCanns are generous with other people's money, it is their own they care about.  

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Post  Panda on Mon 19 May - 17:20

Not Born Yesterday wrote:For those desperate (?) to see Kate and Gerry in action, see

http://missingmadeleine.forumotion.net/t26833-mccanns-even-take-over-from-lawrence-family


Muchos Gracius NBY......the McCanns can't stop trying to suggest Madeleine is alive, photos of her on the back of their T Shirts . They seem pretty relaxed, confident no doubt that nothing will be found from the digging.

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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Mon 19 May - 17:37

Some reports incorrectly identified runner 311 as Kate but they were quickly whooshed.

It's still on that bastion of truth and respect JATYK2 though!

http://jatyk2.forumotion.co.uk/t4263-kate-and-gerry-mccann-in-fund-raising-run-for-missing-people#

Don't stay there any longer than it takes to look at the link or you'll have to disinfect yourself and your computer.

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