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A Prayer For Madeleine McCann
Find Madeleine McCann
I first became aware of this from the news. I am joining hands with my fellow Hubbers Jimmy and angelaandterry in spreading this appeal to the world in support to the family. I sincerely pray that by the time Kate's book is published Madeleine McCann is reunited with her family.
The toddler was snatched from her hotel chalet on Thursday evening as she slept. Madeleine's parents had earlier released pictures of the three-year-old on holiday in Portugal before her abduction. Her parents, Gerry and Kate have made appeals for their daughter's safe return. According to Madeleine's aunt she is a beautiful, happy little girl who is loved by everyone who knows her.
According to the latest news the desperate search for three-year-old Madeleine McCann is continuing in Portugal.
News from SkyTV:
Members of the youngster's family joined friends in speaking at the event at St Andrew's Catholic Cathedral in Glasgow. Madeleine's father Gerry is from Glasgow. Madeleine's uncle John urged the congregation to make sure the youngster remains in their thoughts.
In Portugal, Madeleine's father vowed to leave "no stone unturned" as the search for his daughter entered the tenth day.
Gerry McCann spoke to reporters with his wife Kate by his side: "We're doing absolutely everything to assist the police", he said.
"We will leave no stone unturned in the search for our daughter Madeleine."
Mr McCann - who said the couple remain "positive and focused" - thanked people around the world for their support and the police for their hard work.
But they have asked that residents in their home town of Rothley do not celebrate Madeleine's fourth birthday on Saturday. They requested that plans for a party be put on hold until Madeleine is found and returns home.
Meanwhile, David Beckham has made an appeal calling for the safe return of the three-year-old. The former England captain recorded a message after training with Real Madrid in Spain.
It comes as British businessman Stephen Winyard offered a £1m reward to anyone who provides information leading to the girl's return. The owner of a Scottish health spa made the offer through The Times newspaper.
The total rewards on offer for the safe return of the child currently stand at over £2.6 million including:
- £1,500,000 (€2,200,000) including £250,000 by the News of the World and £250,000 by Top Shop owner Sir Philip Green. Other contributors include Sir Richard Branson, author JK Rowling and Everton FC owner Bill Kenwright.
- £1,000,000 (€1,470,000) by British businessman Stephen Winyard.
- £100,000 (€147,000) by a colleague of Kate McCann.
- £10,000 (€14,700) by The Sun.
- €15,000 (£10,200) by Portuguese newspaper Record.