See e.g. Wikipedia →Response to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann: “The trustees of Madeleine's Fund announced in September that the fund would not be used to pay the McCanns' legal costs. Initially, the McCanns considered setting up a separate appeal fund for legal expenses. However, Richard Branson created a fund for the McCann's legal expenses, including those of their current advisor, Michael Caplan QC, a solicitor and partner in the London firm of Kingsley Napley. Stephen Winyard came out in December as having contributed £100,000 to the McCanns' defence fund, which paid for DNA tests carried out on the Renault Scénic hire car used by the McCanns. He also revealed Brian Kennedy as another donor.”
Rewards offered totalled over £2.6 million including:
See also: →FAMOUS PEOPLE NAMED IN THE MCCANN CASE
See also list →BBC (Monday, 14 May 2007):
Businessman Sir Richard Branson, footballer Wayne Rooney and children's author JK Rowling are among those who have contributed to rewards totalling £2.5m for the safe return of Madeleine.