Certificate of Incorporation of Private Limited Company - Madeleine's Fund: leaving no Stone unturned Limited, 15 May 2007
Terminating appointment as director or secretary - Bates Wells & Braithwaite as directors of the fund, signed by John McCann, 16 May 2007
Find Madeleine fund launched - The Sun, 16 May 2007 (article no longer exists online)
«Ways to donate
OVER the counter in branches of NatWest and the Royal Bank of
By sending a cheque, made payable to ‘Madeleine’s Fund: Leaving No
Stone Unturned’, to: Madeleine’s Fund, c/o The International Family Law
Group, 26 Southampton Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 7RS.
By internet bank transfer to “Madeleine’s Fund: Leaving No Stone
Unturned”, Sort Code 60 40 05, Account Number 32130058.
All donations will be processed free of charge.
Madeleine's Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned Site, 19 May 2007 (cached at wayback machine)
This includes £50,000 donated by Portsmouth football club.
Funds taken over the counters of NatWest & RBS, along with the donations made by cheque, have not yet hit the account.
Further updates will be provided on Monday 21st May 2007
Text “MADDIE” to 60999 and £1 will be taken from your phone for the Madeleine Fund. (Standard network charges may apply)
The family of Madeleine McCann are to-day launching the Madeleine’s Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned appeal. The funds will be used to help find Madeleine McCann, support her family and bring her abductors to justice. Any surplus funds will be used to help families and missing children in United Kingdom, Portugal and elsewhere in similar circumstances.
From this morning, Thursday May 17th:
members of the public will be able to make donations to 'Madeleine's Fund : Leaving No Stone Unturned Limited' over-the-counter in any branch of NatWest and The Royal Bank of Scotland.
Postal Donations can be made with cheques payable to 'Madeleine's Fund : Leaving No Stone Unturned'. Cheques should be posted to the following address:
c/o The International Family Law Group
26 Southampton Street
Internet donations can be made into the following account:
'Madeleine's Fund : Leaving No Stone Unturned'
PO BOX 113
2A Charing Cross Road
Sort Code 60 40 05.
Account Number 32130058
Internet banking donations from abroad
IBAN : GB63 NWBK 6040 0532 1300 58
IBAN : GB63NWBK60400532130058
Sort Code : 60 – 40 – 05
Account number : 32130058
Iban bic : NWBKGB2L
All donations will be processed free of charge.
Funds will be paid to Madeleine's Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned Limited: Company Registration Number - 6248215
3. The objects of the Foundation are:
3.1.1 To secure the safe return to her family of Madeleine McCann who was abducted in Praia da Luz, Portugal on Thursday 3rd May 2007;
3.1.2 To procure that Madeleine’s abduction is thoroughly investigated and that her abductors, as well as those who played or play any part in assisting them, are identified and brought to justice; and
3.1.3 To provide support, including financial assistance, to Madeleine’s family.
3.2 If the above objects are fulfilled then the objects of the Foundation shall be to pursue such purposes in similar cases arising in the United Kingdom, Portugal or elsewhere.
Madeleine's Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned Site, 21 May 2007, £115,856.92 Paypal option to donate is introduced
Madeleine's Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned Site, 1 June 2007, £581,813.01
Madeleine's Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned Site, 8 June 2007, £713,927.81
McCanns' pledge on fund - BBC East Midlands, 12 September 2007 (after the McCanns were constituted as arguidos i.e. official criminal suspects)
Kate and Gerry McCann have said that money raised to help find Madeleine will not be used to clear their names.
Gerry's Blogs (Days 121-181) Sep/Oct 2007
«Statement by the Board of Madeleine’s Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned Limited
12 September 2007
The Fund would like to thank everyone for their kindness, support and generosity.
Madeleine’s Fund was set up to:
Find Madeleine; Support the Family; and Bring the abductor or abductors to justice and subject to that to help other missing children. With the sudden dramatic and unexpected turn of events at the weekend the directors had to consider whether legal defence costs could be paid for by the Fund.
The Board has taken advice from Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP and Christopher McCall QC. The Board has been advised that payment of Gerry and Kate’s legal defence costs would be legally permissible subject to conditions about repayment in the event of a guilty conviction.
The directors of the Fund discussed this today. The two family directors, Brian Kennedy and John McCann withdrew from the meeting when the decision was made. Esther Mcvey chaired the meeting.
The Fund directors realise that there is not only a legal answer and recognise the spirit which underlies the generous donations to Madeleine’s Fund, which it is the directors’ responsibility to steer.
For this reason the Fund directors have decided not to pay for Gerry and Kate’s legal defence costs. We stress that Gerry and Kate have not asked for these costs to be paid. However, people have already called in offering their financial support. Any such fund to pay legal defence costs would have to be separately set up and administered.
At the heart of this campaign and Fund is a little girl confused, lonely and in need of her parents. This Fund’s money will be focused on finding that little girl and leaving no stone unturned.»
Esther McVey: Madeleine's fund won't be used for legal fees, 18 September 2007
«Kate and Gerry, 39 - also parents of two-year-old twins Sean and Amelie, both fiercely deny any involvement in the long-running mystery and believe they are being set up to cover up a bungled police inquiry.
This week, prospective MP Esther McVey, one of the six trustees of Madeleine's fund, met with lawyers to examine the legality of breaking into the £1m worth of public donations.
She said that the fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned was set up to find Madeleine, support the family, bring the abductor(s) to justice and subject to that, help other missing children.
But numerous angry postings from people who claim to have given donations have appeared on the internet asking if they are entitled to their money back if Madeleine's parents are prosecuted.
"Fund directors have decided not to pay for Kate and Gerry's legal defence costs," said Esther. "We stress that the family has not asked for these costs to be paid, however, people have already called in offering their financial support.
"Any such fund would have to be separately set up and administered." (....)»
Madeleine's Fund: leaving no Stone unturned Limited (Limited by guarantee) Report and Financial Statements for the period ended 31 March 2008
Madeleine's Fund: Leaving no Stone Unturned Limited Full Report, 23 January 2009
Madeleine's Fund: Leaving no Stone Unturned Limited (Limited by guarantee) Report and Financial Statements for the period ended 31 March 2009
The Chairman presents his statement for the year.
On 3rd May 2007, Madeleine McCann was abducted in Praia da Luz, Portugal. The events of that day touched the heart of many, in countries around the world. Donations started to flood in. In response to this, Madeleine's Fund was established.
The aims of the Fund are to help find Madeleine, to support her family and to bring her abductors to justice. Any surplus funds will be used to help families and missing children in similar circumstances in the United Kingdom, Portugal and elsewhere. The Fund has 7 directors. We have continued to concentrate on ensuring that Madeleine is not forgotten and that the search for her continues.
• provided finance for a team of investigators to lead a private search for Madeleine
• financed the translation of the full set of files released by the Portuguese police, enabling our team of investigators to follow up all potential leads
• paid for legal representation for Kate, Gerry, Sean and Amelie in Portugal, enabling them obtain an injunction banning Mr Amoral (sic) from repeating his fabricated claims about Madeleine's abduction
• funded an awareness-raising campaign to ensure that Madeleine is not forgotten, the key part of which is our website
• provided some administrative support to Madeleine's family in maintaining the impetus of the investigation
Last year [referred to the public apology made to Madeleine's parents, Kate and Gerry, by the Express Group following months of inaccurate speculation and accusations in the media. Other newspapers followed suit with accompanying donations to Madeleine's Fund. In addition, an apology was made to the friends of Gerry and Kate who were in Praia da Luz at the time of Madeleine's abduction. Rather than accepting libel damages, the friends requested that a donation was made to the fund. This has enabled us to continue our search for Madeleine. On behalf of the directors of Madeleine's Fund, I thank Kate, Gerry and their friends for continuing to forego any personal financial recompense to ensure that the search for Madeleine continues.
Following the end of the financial year we were delighted to hear that Madeleine's parents, brother and sister had been successful in obtaining an injunction banning sales of Mr Amoral's (sic) book and banning him from repeating his claims.
These fabrications had hindered the search for Madeleine and were a barrier to potentially valuable information being passed on to the police. Our team of investigators continue to diligently review police files, witness statements and follow up every potential lead in the search for Madeleine.
Although the majority of donation income for the year arose from family and friends donating libel damages, we have a number of loyal donors continuing their support. For this we are grateful. As expected, income in the new financial year is lower than last year and we continue to review all our expenses to ensure value for money. The directors regularly discuss the strategy for the Fund to ensure that finances are available to achieve our main objective, finding Madeleine.
The Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported the search for Madeleine. The level of financial support, the amount of time given up and the numerous messages of support sent to Madeleine's family have been overwhelming. All messages of support sent to the Fund are passed to Gerry and Kate, and appreciated by them. We will continue to ensure that Madeleine is not forgotten and will leave no stone unturned in our search for her.
Annual Return - Details of Officers of the Company, 15 May 2009
Change of Director's Details Kate McCann, 1 October 2009
Change of Director's details Peter Hubner, 1 October 2009
Change of Director's details Brian Kennedy, 1 October 2009
Change of director's details Douglas Skehan, 1 October 2009
Change of director's details John McCann, 1 October 2009
Change of particulars for Corporate Secretary (BWB Secretarial Limited - Bates Wells & Braithwaite, London, UK), 1 October 2009
Madeleine's Fund Leaving No Stone Unturned Limited Full Report, 27 January 2010
Madeleine's Fund: Leaving no Stone Unturned Limited (Limited by guarantee) Report and Financial Statements for the period ended 31 March 2010
Annual Return - Details of Officers of the Company 15 May 2010
John McCann Resignation from Madeleine's Fund: Leaving no Stone Unturned Limited, 23 July 2010
Douglas Skehan Resignation from Madeleine's Fund: Leaving no Stone Unturned Limited, 24 August 2010
Credit Report & Accounts - Madeleine's Fund: Leaving no Stone Unturned Limited, up to 3 December 2011
*work in progress, contributions are welcomed, thanks to McCannFiles and GerryMcCann's Blogs for keeping all the material on the McCann case archived, thanks also to those that are helping this compilation.