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Find Maddie fund dies up as donations shrink - Sun

Post  interested on Fri 23 Jan - 14:43

"The public appears to have turned its back on the 'Find Madeleine' fund with donations dwindling in the last financial year, latest accounts have revealed."

Why on earth would anyone continue to donate when investigators (at taxpayer expense) are looking for Madeleine's body.

I don't have access to the full article in the Sun.

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Re: Find Maddie fund dies up as donations shrink - Sun

Post  Not Born Yesterday on Fri 23 Jan - 15:19

Find Maddie fund dries up as donations shrink

EXCLUSIVE

By NEIL SYSON

Last Updated: 23rd January 2015




THE public appears to have turned its back on the 'Find Madeleine' fund with donations dwindling in the last financial year, latest accounts have revealed.

The charity raked in £1.8million at its height shortly after Madeleine McCann, three, vanished from a holiday home in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007.


http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/6286813/find-maddie-fund-dries-up-as-donations-dwindle.html

Spot the deliberate (?) error - this is not a charity!

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Re: Find Maddie fund dies up as donations shrink - Sun

Post  tanszi on Fri 23 Jan - 15:52

the sun surely knows that it is not a charity it is a limited company referring to it as a charity having to close might bring in some money/ why is the fund aka as the limited company now needed. Official investigations b y Sy and Portugal surely eliminates need for further funds.

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Re: Find Maddie fund dies up as donations shrink - Sun

Post  chrissie on Fri 23 Jan - 16:11

They may have some 'costs' to pay soon......

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Re: Find Maddie fund dies up as donations shrink - Sun

Post  Krisy22 on Fri 23 Jan - 16:29

I have thought this fund should have been wound up ages ago. With 2 police forces resources on the go surely other missing kids should get a look in.

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Re: Find Maddie fund dies up as donations shrink - Sun

Post  cherry1 on Fri 23 Jan - 17:43

I tweeted to them they need to do an amendment to their article as it is not a charity and misleading the public.


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Re: Find Maddie fund dies up as donations shrink - Sun

Post  interested on Fri 23 Jan - 18:18

chrissie wrote:They may have some 'costs' to pay soon......


Hopefully precipitous costs.

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Re: Find Maddie fund dies up as donations shrink - Sun

Post  frencheuropean on Fri 23 Jan - 18:24

Anorak summarizes this article. I like the last sentence:

http://www.anorak.co.uk/413731/madeleine-mccann/madeleine-mccann-people-are-still-donating-to-the-find-maddie-fund.html/




Madeleine McCann: people are still donating to the find Maddie fund
by Anorak | 22nd, January 2015

News on Madeleine McCann, the innocent missing child, has been thin on the ground. But today the Sun has some news:

Find Maddie fund dries up as donations shrink

Donations to the fund have dropped. Well, the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Grange is on the case. So. Why donate to private detectives who have in years of looking and earning come up with zilch? And The Met is having some success, as the Indy reports:

Operation Grange, which is believed to have cost in the region of £7.3 million, has uncovered a number of significant leads.

The Sun adds:

PUBLIC donations to a fund set up to find missing Madeleine McCann dwindled to just £21,000 in the last financial year, latest accounts reveal.

That sounds pretty generous.

The Find Madeleine campaign made £21,264 from fundraising in the 12 months to March 31, 2014. That figure compares to £70,250 the previous year and £306,393 the year before that.

It raked in £1.8million at its height shortly after Madeleine, three, vanished from a holiday home in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007.

The £21,264 of donations last year were made up of £2,744 in wrist band and T-shirt sales, with the rest collected.

Money for Maddie used to be big. Remember the News of the World’s huge reward? Hey, remember the News of the World?




The Sun goes on:

But administration costs such as accountancy fees and an audit swallowed up £21,005 of that cash.

So much for charity. No-one has to work for free.

But papers filed with Companies House in London last week show the charity’s account still currently has a healthy total balance of £753,056.

That’s a lot of money. If that’s just sitting there, why give more?

That is through unspent money brought forward from previous years and around £1million from mum Kate McCann’s 384-page best-seller Madeleine: Our Daughter’s Disappearance and the Continuing Search for Her.

Madeleine disappeared from her bed in the family’s apartment on May 3, 2007, while Kate and dad Gerry were eating at a nearby tapas restaurant.

A spokesman for the McCanns, who are from Rothley in Leicestershire, said: “Kate and Gerry and the board of directors remain extremely grateful to everybody who has helped in the search for Madeleine by donating to the fund.”

Just last month Kate and Gerry, both 46, said they had been “amazed” by the support they have received.

The organisation, which has six directors including Kate and Gerry, pays for a 24/7 helpline for tipsters to call.

Or you could just call the police…




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POSTED: 22ND, JANUARY 2015 | IN: MADELEINE MCCANN,

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Re: Find Maddie fund dies up as donations shrink - Sun

Post  interested on Fri 23 Jan - 18:42

It's not even a trust fund, it's a fund raising limited company which is dwindling because of lawyers'/court costs.

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Re: Find Maddie fund dies up as donations shrink - Sun

Post  Krisy22 on Fri 23 Jan - 19:34

Or you could just call the police…

Exactly of course you would. That would be most normal people reaction.

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