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 ====== Madeleine'​s Fund ====== ====== Madeleine'​s Fund ======
  
-Madeleine'​s Fund, Leaving no stone unturned, was officially registered on **15-May-2007**. This was the 8th working day after the disappearence while the parents where still in Portugal. Already one day later, ->[[http://www.mccannfiles.com/id250.html|on 16-May-2007]],​ Gerry'​s sister [[mccanns_extended_family|Philomena]] ​ was allowed to present the Fund at Westminster to the UK Chancellor.+Madeleine'​s Fund, Leaving no stone unturned, was officially registered on **15-May-2007**. This was the 8th working day after the disappearence while the parents where still in Portugal. Already one day later, ->[[https://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/Nigel/id250.htm|on 16-May-2007]],​ Gerry'​s sister [[mccanns_extended_family|Philomena]] ​ was allowed to present the Fund at Westminster to the UK Chancellor.
  
-__see official webpage__ ->​[[http://​findmadeleine.com/​home|The McCann'​s Find Madeleine Campaign and Fund]]{{ :​madfund-registry.jpg?​nolink&​500|Source:​ McCannFiles.com}}+__see official webpage__ ->​[[http://​www.findmadeleine.com/​home.html|The McCann'​s Find Madeleine Campaign and Fund]]{{ :​madfund-registry.jpg?​nolink&​500|Source:​ McCannFiles.com}}
  
 ->​[[http://​findmadeleine.com/​about_the_campaign/​index.html|About the Fund:]] //"​Us"​ and "​we"​ refers to **Leaving No Stone Unturned Limited**, a not-for-profit company, **aka Madeleine'​s Fund**, which has been **established to find Madeleine McCann, support her family and bring her abductors to justice**. The Fund is following best practice governance procedures as set out in the Good Governance Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector. The directors of the company are [[mccanns_extended_family|Brian Kennedy]], [[Michael Linnett|Michael Linnett]], [[Edward Smethurst|Edward Smethurst]],​ [[Jon Corner|Jon Corner]], [[kate_mccann|Kate McCann]] & [[gerry_mccann|Gerry McCann]]. They have appropriate legal, business and charitable experience. An experienced Fund Administrator has been appointed to ensure the highest standards of transparency and accountability. This should enable the Directors to maintain an appropriate governance distance in the day-to-day operations of the Fund.// ->​[[http://​findmadeleine.com/​about_the_campaign/​index.html|About the Fund:]] //"​Us"​ and "​we"​ refers to **Leaving No Stone Unturned Limited**, a not-for-profit company, **aka Madeleine'​s Fund**, which has been **established to find Madeleine McCann, support her family and bring her abductors to justice**. The Fund is following best practice governance procedures as set out in the Good Governance Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector. The directors of the company are [[mccanns_extended_family|Brian Kennedy]], [[Michael Linnett|Michael Linnett]], [[Edward Smethurst|Edward Smethurst]],​ [[Jon Corner|Jon Corner]], [[kate_mccann|Kate McCann]] & [[gerry_mccann|Gerry McCann]]. They have appropriate legal, business and charitable experience. An experienced Fund Administrator has been appointed to ensure the highest standards of transparency and accountability. This should enable the Directors to maintain an appropriate governance distance in the day-to-day operations of the Fund.//
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 See also 1000 day anniversary ->​[[http://​www.dailymail.co.uk/​news/​article-1246595/​Kate-Gerry-McCann-host-star-studded-fundraiser-mark-1-000th-day-daughter-Maddie-went-missing.html|Mirror]],​ __Gloria Hunniford and Fiona Phillips join McCanns at fundraiser to mark '1,000 days of agony' since Maddie vanished__ See also 1000 day anniversary ->​[[http://​www.dailymail.co.uk/​news/​article-1246595/​Kate-Gerry-McCann-host-star-studded-fundraiser-mark-1-000th-day-daughter-Maddie-went-missing.html|Mirror]],​ __Gloria Hunniford and Fiona Phillips join McCanns at fundraiser to mark '1,000 days of agony' since Maddie vanished__
  
-**The Website still shows ->​[[http://​findmadeleine.com/​campaigns/​unidentified_people.html|some crude suspects]].** See also on this special suspects at [[http://www.mccannfiles.com/id239.html|McCannfiles]]. The Main Suspect from [[smiths_sighting|The Smiths'​ Sighting (ca. 22:00)]] was missing until mid July 2015. See also [[suspect_number_one_e-fits|Suspect Number One E-fits Public Reaction]]. Still but are there the [[tanner-sighting|Tanner-Suspect]] and the ->"​[[http://www.mccannfiles.com/id264.html|Victoria-Beckham-Lookalike]]"​ and ->"​[[http://www.mccannfiles.com/id239.html|Pimple-Man]]"​.+**The Website still shows ->​[[http://​findmadeleine.com/​campaigns/​unidentified_people.html|some crude suspects]].** See also on this special suspects at [[https://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/Nigel/id239.htm|McCannfiles]]. The Main Suspect from [[smiths_sighting|The Smiths'​ Sighting (ca. 22:00)]] was missing until mid July 2015. See also [[suspect_number_one_e-fits|Suspect Number One E-fits Public Reaction]]. Still but are there the [[tanner-sighting|Tanner-Suspect]] and the ->"​[[https://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/Nigel/id264.htm|Victoria-Beckham-Lookalike]]"​ and ->"​[[https://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/Nigel/id239.htm|Pimple-Man]]"​.
  
 __**Latest News:**__ __**Latest News:**__
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 See also article ->​[[http://​www.theguardian.com/​uk/​2007/​jun/​02/​ukcrime.comment|The Guardian]] (02-June-2007) __Neverending story__: "​...Until the evening of [[3rd_may|Thursday May 3]], Kate and Gerry McCann were an anonymous couple from a small East Midlands town. Today they are at the centre of what has become an international publicity hurricane of quite unprecedented scale. Their daughter'​s face, screened at the FA Cup final, was seen by an estimated 500 million people;... **[[gordon_brown|Gordon Brown]]**, while campaigning to become Labour leader, __has worn a yellow ribbon to show solidarity with the McCanns__; many of his colleagues did the same, along with **David Beckham**, countless premiership and SPL football teams and the England cricket team. **[[j._k._rowling|JK Rowling]]**,​ **Sir [[richard_branson|Richard Branson]]**,​ the theatre impresario **Bill Kenwright**,​ the philanthropist **Sir Tom Hunter** and **Jacqueline Gold** of the Ann Summers sex shop chain, have each __pledged hundreds of thousands of pounds__ for information leading to Madeleine'​s safe return; one Scottish businessman__ offered a million__. **[[philip_green|Sir Philip Green]]** __loaned his private jet__, which took the couple to the Vatican and brought them back in time to tuck Madeleine'​s twin siblings into bed. BP, Exxon, McDonald'​s,​ Carrefour, the French bank Crédit Agricole and the Spanish Banco Santander are displaying her poster around Europe; Vodafone, O2 and the Spanish Telefonica network have sent text messages to their subscribers. In the US, Madeleine'​s face has appeared on the cover of People magazine, and Oprah Winfrey has invited the family on to her talk show...."​ See also article ->​[[http://​www.theguardian.com/​uk/​2007/​jun/​02/​ukcrime.comment|The Guardian]] (02-June-2007) __Neverending story__: "​...Until the evening of [[3rd_may|Thursday May 3]], Kate and Gerry McCann were an anonymous couple from a small East Midlands town. Today they are at the centre of what has become an international publicity hurricane of quite unprecedented scale. Their daughter'​s face, screened at the FA Cup final, was seen by an estimated 500 million people;... **[[gordon_brown|Gordon Brown]]**, while campaigning to become Labour leader, __has worn a yellow ribbon to show solidarity with the McCanns__; many of his colleagues did the same, along with **David Beckham**, countless premiership and SPL football teams and the England cricket team. **[[j._k._rowling|JK Rowling]]**,​ **Sir [[richard_branson|Richard Branson]]**,​ the theatre impresario **Bill Kenwright**,​ the philanthropist **Sir Tom Hunter** and **Jacqueline Gold** of the Ann Summers sex shop chain, have each __pledged hundreds of thousands of pounds__ for information leading to Madeleine'​s safe return; one Scottish businessman__ offered a million__. **[[philip_green|Sir Philip Green]]** __loaned his private jet__, which took the couple to the Vatican and brought them back in time to tuck Madeleine'​s twin siblings into bed. BP, Exxon, McDonald'​s,​ Carrefour, the French bank Crédit Agricole and the Spanish Banco Santander are displaying her poster around Europe; Vodafone, O2 and the Spanish Telefonica network have sent text messages to their subscribers. In the US, Madeleine'​s face has appeared on the cover of People magazine, and Oprah Winfrey has invited the family on to her talk show...."​
  
-See also Article by Sol, Portugal: ->[[http://www.mccannfiles.com/id117.html|Fund is not charity]], 04 August 2007:+See also Article by Sol, Portugal: ->[[https://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/Nigel/id117.htm|Fund is not charity]], 04 August 2007:
  "​The //'​Leaving No Stone Unturned'//​ fund can already count on almost one million pounds in donations – approximately one million and four hundred thousand euros – but is **not recognised by the Charity Commission**,​ the entity that regulates all beneficient activities in the UK. //"In order to be considered a charity, the fund would have to be constituted for the benefit of the public, and not to benefit one individual or a specific case"//,​ a source from the comission explained to Sol.  "​The //'​Leaving No Stone Unturned'//​ fund can already count on almost one million pounds in donations – approximately one million and four hundred thousand euros – but is **not recognised by the Charity Commission**,​ the entity that regulates all beneficient activities in the UK. //"In order to be considered a charity, the fund would have to be constituted for the benefit of the public, and not to benefit one individual or a specific case"//,​ a source from the comission explained to Sol.
  ​According to the same source, the Charity Commission decided not to accept the request that was made by Madeleine'​s parents to register the fund, after analysing the purpose of the collection of donations://​ "The McCanns failed to prove that they are collecting money to help other cases that are similar to Madeleine'​s"//​.  ​According to the same source, the Charity Commission decided not to accept the request that was made by Madeleine'​s parents to register the fund, after analysing the purpose of the collection of donations://​ "The McCanns failed to prove that they are collecting money to help other cases that are similar to Madeleine'​s"//​.
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 __see also Critics at McCannFiles and other Websites:__ __see also Critics at McCannFiles and other Websites:__
  
-  - ->[[http://www.mccannfiles.com/id363.html|The Madeleine Foundation - 163 Questions and 50 Facts]] +  - ->[[https://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/Nigel/id363.htm|The Madeleine Foundation - 163 Questions and 50 Facts]] 
-  - ->[[http://www.mccannfiles.com/id34.html|The Official Site]] +  - ->[[https://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/Nigel/id34.htm|The Official Site]] 
-  - ->[[http://www.mccannfiles.com/id58.html|Madeleine'​s Fund]] +  - ->[[https://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/Nigel/id58.htm|Madeleine'​s Fund]] 
-  - ->[[http://www.mccannfiles.com/id355.html|Official McCann Facebook Updates]] +  - ->[[https://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/Nigel/id355.htm|Official McCann Facebook Updates]] 
-  - ->[[http://www.mccannfiles.com/id502.html|Madeleine'​s Fund Accounts to 31/​03/​2014]] +  - ->[[https://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/Nigel/id502.htm|Madeleine'​s Fund Accounts to 31/​03/​2014]] 
-  - ->[[http://mccannfiles.com/id475.html|Madeleine'​s Fund Accounts to 31/​03/​2013]] +  - ->[[https://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/​Nigel/id475.htm|Madeleine'​s Fund Accounts to 31/​03/​2013]] 
-  - ->[[http://www.mccannfiles.com/id425.html|Madeleine'​s Fund Accounts to 31/​03/​2012]] +  - ->[[https://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/Nigel/id425.htm|Madeleine'​s Fund Accounts to 31/​03/​2012]] 
-  - ->[[http://www.mccannfiles.com/id303.html|Madeleine'​s Fund Accounts to 31/​03/​2009]]+  - ->[[https://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/Nigel/id303.htm|Madeleine'​s Fund Accounts to 31/​03/​2009]]
   - ->​[[http://​www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/​FUND_COMMITTEE.htm|The Fund Comitee, details and pictures]]   - ->​[[http://​www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/​FUND_COMMITTEE.htm|The Fund Comitee, details and pictures]]
   - ->​[[http://​gerrymccan-abuseofpower-humanrights.blogspot.de/​2008/​12/​nhs-doctors-kate-and-gerry-mccann-and.html|Some more Characters at AbuseOfPower]]   - ->​[[http://​gerrymccan-abuseofpower-humanrights.blogspot.de/​2008/​12/​nhs-doctors-kate-and-gerry-mccann-and.html|Some more Characters at AbuseOfPower]]
   - ->​[[http://​mccannfundfraud.info/​|McCann-Fund-Fraud Info]]   - ->​[[http://​mccannfundfraud.info/​|McCann-Fund-Fraud Info]]
  
-See also ->[[http://www.mccannfiles.com/id496.html|What happened to the News of the World'​s 'Find Madeleine Reward Fund'?​]]+See also ->[[https://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/Nigel/id496.htm|What happened to the News of the World'​s 'Find Madeleine Reward Fund'?​]]
  
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 [[mccanns_extended_family|Madeleine McCann’s aunt]] explains why she has joined charity for missing people....“...For the McCanns, there was a desperate need for funds to pay for legal advice and a worldwide search. Patricia said: “It is so hard to watch Kate and Gerry push themselves constantly. **When Madeleine first went missing, family and friends had to step in to help them pay the mortgage. Money is constantly tight but they have to keep going.** They will never give up looking and that costs money. Families of the missing still need to pay bills while they search but there is no right to any financial help.” After Madeleine disappeared,​ Patricia took on the role of babysitter for Kate and Gerry’s twins, Sean and Amelie, now five, while their parents searched. As a result, there is a close bond between Patricia and the children....” [[mccanns_extended_family|Madeleine McCann’s aunt]] explains why she has joined charity for missing people....“...For the McCanns, there was a desperate need for funds to pay for legal advice and a worldwide search. Patricia said: “It is so hard to watch Kate and Gerry push themselves constantly. **When Madeleine first went missing, family and friends had to step in to help them pay the mortgage. Money is constantly tight but they have to keep going.** They will never give up looking and that costs money. Families of the missing still need to pay bills while they search but there is no right to any financial help.” After Madeleine disappeared,​ Patricia took on the role of babysitter for Kate and Gerry’s twins, Sean and Amelie, now five, while their parents searched. As a result, there is a close bond between Patricia and the children....”
  
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 From the directives of the fund it is clear, that the McCann'​s have legal access to donations from **“To provide support, including financial assistance, to Madeleine'​s family”**. From legal construction __there is no limit__ given (in any percentage) how much money may be taken for personal issues. Thus in principle any amount may be extracted legally for personal income. As it is no charity, and never was, it is also not forced to give detailed accounts of the use of special amounts of money. Just an oversight in terms of expenditures and incomes, this is roughly the bulk in- and out of money, is legally needed. From the directives of the fund it is clear, that the McCann'​s have legal access to donations from **“To provide support, including financial assistance, to Madeleine'​s family”**. From legal construction __there is no limit__ given (in any percentage) how much money may be taken for personal issues. Thus in principle any amount may be extracted legally for personal income. As it is no charity, and never was, it is also not forced to give detailed accounts of the use of special amounts of money. Just an oversight in terms of expenditures and incomes, this is roughly the bulk in- and out of money, is legally needed.
  
 It was admitted by the fund and the McCann family, that indeed the mortgage for the family house in Rothley was paid from donations to the fund.  It was admitted by the fund and the McCann family, that indeed the mortgage for the family house in Rothley was paid from donations to the fund. 
-Another income to the McCann'​s stems from regular **libel payouts** so e.g. **£55,​000** in libel damages from the ->​[[http://​www.bbc.com/​news/​uk-29470599|Sunday Times]] in 2014 and **£550,​000** libel damages from Express Newspapers in 2008. They also were donated the Tapas Seven **£375,​000** in libel damages from Express Newspapers. This is achieved by [[carter_ruck|Top-libel lawyers of Carter Ruck]] which may also be paid legally from the Fund's donations as it states. They also paid ->[[http://www.mccannfiles.com/id275.html|other prominent PR firms]] like [[bell_pottinger|Bell Pottinger Group]] and "​Hanover"​ to fit their public appearence.+Another income to the McCann'​s stems from regular **libel payouts** so e.g. **£55,​000** in libel damages from the ->​[[http://​www.bbc.com/​news/​uk-29470599|Sunday Times]] in 2014 and **£550,​000** libel damages from Express Newspapers in 2008. They also were donated the Tapas Seven **£375,​000** in libel damages from Express Newspapers. This is achieved by [[carter_ruck|Top-libel lawyers of Carter Ruck]] which may also be paid legally from the Fund's donations as it states. They also paid ->[[https://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/Nigel/id275.htm|other prominent PR firms]] like [[bell_pottinger|Bell Pottinger Group]] and "​Hanover"​ to fit their public appearence.
  
-See e.g. ->[[http://www.mccannfiles.com/id89.html|Express Group Apology]]: (Magazine Public Eye): //​“...Although Dirty Des's lawyers offered £250,000 in an attempt to settle quickly, the **McCanns declined and insisted on £1m per newspaper - a total of £4m,** covering the daily and Sunday versions of the Express and Star. Outside legal experts consulted by Desmond have reported back to him: "​You'​re f*cked."​ That should, of course, be "​Carter-F*cked"​ - for Kate and Gerry McCann have indeed turned to Britain'​s most aggressive libel lawyers in their attempt to stem the flow of nonsense written about them....The Mcs have hired Peter Carter-Ruck and Partners. For those who don't know, this means they are really desperate....”//​+See e.g. ->[[https://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/Nigel/id89.htm|Express Group Apology]]: (Magazine Public Eye): //​“...Although Dirty Des's lawyers offered £250,000 in an attempt to settle quickly, the **McCanns declined and insisted on £1m per newspaper - a total of £4m,** covering the daily and Sunday versions of the Express and Star. Outside legal experts consulted by Desmond have reported back to him: "​You'​re f*cked."​ That should, of course, be "​Carter-F*cked"​ - for Kate and Gerry McCann have indeed turned to Britain'​s most aggressive libel lawyers in their attempt to stem the flow of nonsense written about them....The Mcs have hired Peter Carter-Ruck and Partners. For those who don't know, this means they are really desperate....”//​
  
 Last but not least there are large incomes from [[kate_s_book|Kate'​s Book Madeleine]],​ so **1 millon pound** in advance from the publisher and another **550.000 pounds** for Uk-tabloid publishing of (parts of) the book. Regular payments from sellings in bookstores around the world add to this amount additionally. The amount is unknown, but with regular paid fees of about 5 pounds per book this must have added up today to **some millions** though. Last but not least there are large incomes from [[kate_s_book|Kate'​s Book Madeleine]],​ so **1 millon pound** in advance from the publisher and another **550.000 pounds** for Uk-tabloid publishing of (parts of) the book. Regular payments from sellings in bookstores around the world add to this amount additionally. The amount is unknown, but with regular paid fees of about 5 pounds per book this must have added up today to **some millions** though.