Friday, 5 October 2007

Leicester Mercury readers raise 57, 000 pounds to help the McCann

Last Wednesday, Kate and Gerry went to the Leicester Mercury to receive a cheque of 57,000 pounds, raised through the selling of green and yellow Madeleine bands. Asked how the money would be used, Gerry McCann said: "We're in the process of looking into which specific areas we need to use this fund.

"We are about to start a widespread campaign so I can assure you it will be put to very good use. We want to increase awareness, get back to basics if you like. Target specific areas with pictures and billboards and messages. We want to refocus the coverage."

Speaking about the night Madeleine disappeared, Gerry said that they had no plan to involve the Media, as they only found the Press coverage was huge when they returned from the Police station, on, on Fryday, and “found 150 reporters there”.