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Post  malena stool on Thu 24 Dec - 9:13

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Madeleine McCann's parents say they have 'fresh hope we will find her'
19:08, 23 DEC 2015 UPDATED 19:42, 23 DEC 2015

Three-year-old Maddie vanished from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in May 2007. Kate and Gerry believe their daughter, who would now be aged 12, could still be alive

New hope in the search: Kate and Gerry

The parents of Madeleine McCann are thriving on “new energy, new opportunities and new hope” in their bid to find daughter Madeleine next year as they face their ninth Christmas without her.

Kate and Gerry tell in a poignant festive message how they have never given up hope of celebrating a future Christmas with Maddie.

The brave couple, in new posting today on the official Find Maddie website, say: “We have not lost hope that we may get to celebrate another Christmas with her. If anything can drive us on, that most definitely will.”

Former GP Kate and heart surgeon Gerry, both 47, add: “And so a new year approaches....new energy, new opportunities, new hope.”

The family will lay presents in Madeleine’s bedroom on Christmas Day and pray that one day she will be back home to open them.

PAMadeleine McCannMissing: Madeleine McCann

A stocking full of wrapped gifts will be kept in her pretty pink room which has remained untouched since she vanished more than seven and a half years ago.

Her parents say: “It is our 9th Christmas without Madeleine. As always, she is very much on our mind and in our hearts and Christmas preparations.”

Kate had earlier told in a heart rending message how she bitterly misses sharing Maddie’s excitement during the festive season.

Kate and Gerry from Rothley, Leics, thanked Scotland Yard in their online tribute despite police scaling back the search for their daughter.

But the couple did state that the police investigation was not moving as quickly or finding ‘as much’ as they or detectives would like.

Three-year-old Maddie vanished from a holiday apartment in Portugal’s Praia da Luz in May 2007. Kate and Gerry believe their daughter, who would now be aged 12, could still be alive.

PAKate and Gerry McCannDetermined: Kate and Gerry McCann
The controversial Operation Grange investigation is now being wound down after struggling to unearth any new clues.

The McCanns say: “Thankfully, the police investigation has made progress over the year. Whilst it is never as much or as speedy as we, or the police would like, we are moving in the right direction and that’s the positive.”

They add: “Patience and perseverance are virtues which we’ve acquired in abundance over recent years - another positive!

“This year has blown over so quickly. Life is very busy, which is probably a good thing, but it does mean the months don’t seem to last long!”

Kate and Gerry are now poised to launch a new privately-funded search for Maddie. They will hire another team of private detectives to chase fresh leads using cash from their £750,000 appeal fund.

In October Scotland Yard announced it was drastically cutting the number of Operation Grange officers from 29 to just four. The inquiry, launched in 2011 on orders of PM David Cameron , has cost £12 million.

In a year where the couple have been trolled by some online abusers, Kate and Gerry thanked their army of supporters.

They write: “Your compassion and help has once again spurred us on through another year and never fails to astound us. We really appreciate how lucky we are to have such amazing support behind us. Thank you.”

Kate, an ambassador for charity Missing People, pays tribute to the “full and successful year” the charity has enjoyed. Kate stresses it is “great news for many of those missing and their families too.”

She tells how she loved taking part in the charity’s 500-mile cycle challenge in June and urges people interested “to give it a go next year.”

She describes it as “such a fulfilling and worthwhile experience on many levels and it really makes a difference for missing loved ones and their families.”

Kate and Gerry have been inundated with Christmas cards. They say: “It gives us a lot of pleasure and comfort to sit down together and share your kind messages, with the reassurance that Madeleine has not been forgotten.”

The couple, in their eye-catching sky blue message with a glowing Christmas tree icon, sign off to their supporters: “Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and peaceful 2016.”

The McCanns are expected to have a quiet Christmas at home. They are determined to create “as special a Christmas as possible” for ten-year-olds twins Sean and Amelie.

Prayers will be said for Maddie during the village church’s Christmas Day family service.

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Re: Madeleine McCann's parents say they have 'fresh hope we will find her'

Post  fred on Thu 24 Dec - 16:28

Daily Mail have picked it up too. Some of the comments have been allowed!


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