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Post by Verdi 10.01.23 16:26

The Fund and all it's guises are invested in a limited company - I venture to suggest that simple fact would cover all eventualities.

Fraudulent or not, it is overseen and audited by a reputable (?) firm of professionals - they know all the loopholes.

Their claim of transparency is not legally binding, I don't doubt they would have 'an explanation for anything the police might or might not find' [sic]

BWB, the law firm drawing up the articles of association for the fighting fund, had talked to the Charity Commission about whether it would be eligible for charitable status. As its objectives were limited to the search for a single child and the beneficiaries were essentially one family, it was deemed that the ‘public benefit’ test would not be met. So the fund took the form of a not-for-profit, private limited company.

It was set up with great care and due diligence by experts in the field. From the outset everyone agreed that, despite the costs involved, it must be run to the highest standards of transparency. There needed to be independent directors as well as family representatives, and people from a variety of professions joined my uncle Brian Kennedy and Gerry’s brother Johnny on the board.

At the time, though, we had little idea how important these measures would prove to be in enabling us to withstand the massive scrutiny to which the fund would be subjected, especially when the tide turned against us.

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Post by PeterMac 11.01.23 7:13

It was also supervised by a leading firm of Accountants Hays McIntyre, who withdrew very suddenly without having prepared a final statement of accounts.
The fact that this was only a few months after a letter published here drawing attention to the apparent lack of "Due diligence" in the selecting and payment of private Investigators is clearly pure coincidence.
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Post by Verdi 11.01.23 11:57

Interesting?

McCanns fight libel action with cop using funds raised to find missing Maddie

Accounts for Madeleine’s Fund, a not-for-profit company, reveal it paid £6,695 in legal costs 'in relation to a libel action


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Cameron Mellor

12:27, 10 JAN 2023Updated12:47, 10 JAN 2023

The parents of Madeleine McCann had to use funds raised to search for their daughter to fight an ex-police officer who made “unfounded” claims about the case. Last September, Kate and Gerry McCann lost a 13-year libel battle with Goncalo Amaral, who had suggested they were involved in their daughter’s disappearance.

Accounts for Madeleine’s Fund, a not-for-profit company, reveal it paid £6,695 in legal costs “in relation to a libel action in Portugal brought by Gerald and Kate McCann”, the Mirror reports. The latest accounts also show Madeleine’s Fund received £3,498 from sales of Kate’s book “Madeleine” in the previous year, and the fund has £970,767 in cash and assets.

Madeleine’s Fund was established to “secure the safe return” of the McCanns' daughter, who was three when she vanished during a holiday in Portugal, in 2007. The McCanns sued Amaral for libel over claims in his book, Maddie: The Truth About The Lie, and in 2015, a Lisbon court ordered him to pay them £440,000 damages.

Read More: Madeleine McCann's parents lose legal battle against detective

The following year an appeal court overturned the decision, and in 2017 the supreme court also found against the McCanns. They then took the case to the European Court of Human Rights. However, in September, the seven judges unanimously upheld the former detective’s right to free speech.

The McCanns have maintained that they only took action against Amaral because his “unfounded claims were having a detrimental impact on the search for Madeleine”.

In 2020, paedophile Christian Brueckner, 45, was named as the prime suspect over Madeleine’s disappearance by authorities in Germany, where he is in jail. He denies any involvement.

https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/mccanns-fight-libel-action-cop-8013454

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Post by Verdi 11.01.23 12:17

From the 'official' source..

Important Note:  This is not dated

Madeleine's Fund

About the Fund


Madeleine's Fund - 'Leaving No Stone Unturned' is a not-for-profit company 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 Brian Kennedy, Michael Linnett, Edward Smethurst, Jon Corner, Kate 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.

Fund Objectives

The full objects of the Fund are:

   To secure the safe return to her family of Madeleine McCann who was abducted in Praia da Luz, Portugal on Thursday 3rd May 2007;
   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
   To provide support, including financial assistance, to Madeleine's family.

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.

Fund Raising

We thank you for your interest in fund raising to support Madeleine's fund. Many donations have resulted from a variety of fund raising events. These have included Car Boot sales, jumble sales, school cake sales, race nights, sponsored runs & cycle events, ‘dress down' days, auctions & ‘cheese & wine' nights.

These events have further highlighted Madeleine's plight as well as bringing many people together to have fun whilst working towards one common goal.

We would be grateful if you are considering fund raising that you do not refer to Madeleine's fund as a registered charity as it is not. If you are embarking on a type fund raising which may carry an element of risk you may wish to consider your position regarding insurance cover. If you require further information please refer to:

http://www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/bestpractice/thecodes/codesoffundraisingpractice/

FAQs

(1) Who are the main contributors to the fund?

Many members of the general public from across the world have kindly donated to Madeleine's Fund, either by personal donation or fund raising events. In addition to this, over £1 million pounds in libel damages and compensation awarded to Kate and Gerry McCann and their friends has been paid into Madeleine's Fund.

(2) What are the registered details of Madeleine's Fund?

Madeleine's Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned Limited is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, CRN 6248215. Registered office: 2-6 Cannon Street, London EC4M 6YH.

(3) Why is Madeleine's Fund not registered as a charity?

Because Madeleine's Fund is currently focussed on searching for one child only, Madeleine McCann it cannot register as a charity. However in the future, if the objects of the fund are fulfilled and subsequently changed to concentrate on multiple similar cases, it may then be possible to acquire charitable status.

(4) Can gift aid or tax relief be claimed on my donation to Madeleine's Fund?

No it cannot because these are only available to registered charities.

(5) If Madeleine's Fund isn't a charity who is regulating it?

The directors regulate Madeleine's Fund and they aspire to follow best practice policies and processes used by charities. The directors have reviewed its operation against “Good Governance: A Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector”. This sets out best practice requirements for charities.

The Fund also has:

   a Financial Procedures Manual
   job descriptions for directors, chair and treasurer
   clearly laid out policies and processes for:
   payments
   expense claims
   risk management
   whistle blowing
   registering conflicts of interest

(6) Who are the directors of Madeleine's Fund?

There are six directors of the Fund. They are:

   Brian Kennedy, a retired head teacher;
   Edward Smethurst – A Commercial lawyer;
   Jon Corner – Director of a media company;
   Michael Linett- retired accountant
   Kate McCann General Practitioner
   Gerry McCann Consultant Cardiologist

(7) What is the money being spent on ?

The majority of the fund money has been and continues to be spent on investigative work to help find Madeleine. Additionally money continues to be spent on the wider 'Awareness Campaign' – reminding people that Madeleine is still missing and to remain vigilant. None of the directors have taken any money from the fund as remuneration.

Anyone who wishes further information with regards to the financial details of Madeleine's Fund and its professional advisors, please refer to the accounts filed at Companies House. Crown Way Maindy Cardiff CF14 3UZ

 http://www.findmadeleine.com/about_us/madeleines-fund.html

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Post by Verdi 11.01.23 15:22

He do get about does Martin the Fricker, he's now wandered over to the intelligent tabloid #makersyerfonkinnit

Exclusive: McCanns used funds raised to find missing Maddie to fight libel action with cop

Accounts for Madeleine’s Fund, a not-for-profit company, reveal it paid £6,695 in legal costs 'in relation to a libel action in Portugal brought by Gerald and Kate McCann'


ByMartin FrickerSenior Reporter

20:45, 9 Jan 2023Updated08:07, 10 Jan 2023

The parents of Madeleine McCann had to use funds raised to search for their daughter to fight an ex-police officer who made “unfounded” claims about the case.

Last September, Kate and Gerry McCann lost a 13-year libel battle with Goncalo Amaral, who had suggested they were involved in their daughter’s disappearance.

Accounts for Madeleine’s Fund, a not-for-profit company, reveal it paid £6,695 in legal costs “in relation to a libel action in Portugal brought by Gerald and Kate McCann”.

The latest accounts also show Madeleine’s Fund received £3,498 from sales of Kate’s book “Madeleine” in the previous year, and the fund has £970,767 in cash and assets.

Madeleine’s Fund was established to “secure the safe return” of the McCanns daughter, who was three when she vanished during a holiday in Portugal, in 2007.

The McCanns sued Amaral for libel over claims in his book, Maddie: The Truth About The Lie, and in 2015, a Lisbon court ordered him to pay them £440,000 damages.

The following year an appeal court overturned the decision, and in 2017 the supreme court also found against the McCanns. They then took the case to the European Court of Human Rights.

But in September, the seven judges unanimously upheld the former detective’s right to free speech.

The McCanns have maintained that they only took action against Amaral because his “unfounded claims were having a detrimental impact on the search for Madeleine”.

In 2020, paedophile Christian Brueckner, 45, was named as the prime suspect over Madeleine’s disappearance by authorities in Germany, where he is in jail. He denies any involvement.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/madeleine-mccanns-parents-spent-7000-28912813

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Post by Verdi 11.01.23 15:29

Martin the Fricker's account of the truth - and all in one very short report of the EXCLUSIVE variety.  Being short of course gives the opportunity to omit the more salient points.

The parents of Madeleine McCann had to use funds raised to search for their daughter to fight an ex-police officer who made “unfounded” claims about the case.

The following year an appeal court overturned the decision, and in 2017 the supreme court also found against the McCanns. They then took the case to the European Court of Human Rights.

But in September, the seven judges unanimously upheld the former detective’s right to free speech.

Point of reference for the Senior Reporter - take note squire..

http://www.mccannpjfiles.co.uk/

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Post by Verdi 11.01.23 15:49

Lest they forget..

Eileen McCann and Brian Kennedy in Rothley (May 17 2007)



.. so the money can be used for all sorts of reasons but probably only mainly for legal expenditure

Brian Kennedy
 

Retired head teacher, Kate McCann's Uncle - appointed as fund director on 16th May 2007.

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Post by PeterMac 12.01.23 8:23

Natasha dares print it.

https://www.portugalresident.com/mccanns-finally-settle-defamation-bill-using-madeleine-fund-money/


McCanns finally settle defamation bill – using Madeleine Fund money

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The parents of missing Madeleine McCann have finally settled the €700,000 defamation bill they totted up unsuccessfully trying to sue former PJ coordinator Gonçalo Amaral for his book: “Maddie: The Truth of the Lie”. It is understood the couple used money from the Madeleine Fund, created to “secure the safe return” of their daughter, who went missing without trace from an unsupervised holiday apartment in the Algarve in 2007.
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Post by CaKeLoveR 12.01.23 9:39

I doubt that they paid up without a fight. It seems that their 'fund' belongs in a recently introduced thread.
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Post by Verdi 12.01.23 11:34

They think they are rather smart don't they - so much so they can outwit the nation of Portugal.

They, the McCanns, strung it out as long as they possibly could, with good reason I strongly suspect.

That is now at an end - it had to come to an end sometime.

Looks like team McCann have finally reached the end of the road, a dead end road.

I am in the process of posting-up the forensic examination of the evidently fraudulent Find Madeleine Fund by Enid O'Dowd over on the blog sub-forum.  Two reasons, one it's important enough to have a place of it's own (it would be lost on this thread after and short while).

Reason two, the report is lengthy and when first posted here on CMOMM there was only a brief summary with a link to the report itself - Enid O'Dowd.  The link has disappeared into cyberspace but I'm pleased to say thanks to Pamalam over at gerrymccannsblog, the original exclusive for Nigel Moore's mccannfiles has been documented for posterity.

Here is a duplicate .... just in case!

https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t17414-madeleine-s-fund-leaving-no-stone-unturned-limited-forensic-examination-of-the-fund-accounts-by-enid-o-dowd-fca#462937

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Post by Doug D 12.01.23 14:21

‘The parents of missing Madeleine McCann have finally settled the €700,000 defamation bill they totted up’


Don’t know if the original article said 700,000, but it’s now showing as 7,500 which ties in with the latest accounts and is almost certainly not the final settlement.
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Post by PeterMac 13.01.23 5:46

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/madeleine-mccanns-parents-admit-defeat-28942384


EXCLUSIVE: 
Madeleine McCann's parents admit defeat in 13-year libel battle with ex-cop
Kate and Gerry McCann have admitted defeat after spending 13 years fighting Goncalo Amaral over his book that falsely claimed they were the 'main culprits' in their daughter's disappearance
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Kate and Gerry McCann have admitted defeat (Image: AFP via Getty Images)


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  • 21:39, 12 Jan 2023




Kate and Gerry McCann have admitted defeat in their libel battle with an ex-detective who baselessly accused them of involvement in their daughter’s disappearance.
The couple spent 13 years fighting Goncalo Amaral over his book that falsely claimed they were the “main culprits” over Madeleine’s 2007 abduction in Portugal.
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Post by Silentscope 13.01.23 8:23

Friday the Thirteenth was the downfall of the Knights Templar.

Source:
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Coincidence?
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Post by crusader 13.01.23 9:22

Whilst they spent 13 years persecuting Amaral, we financed the search for Madeleine to the tune of £13 million.

I have never understood why the McCann's thought the public were actively looking for Madeleine and why a book written the year after her disappearance would have a detrimental effect on any such search.
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Post by CaKeLoveR 13.01.23 9:41

There was nothing false or baseless about the suggestion that they were involved in Madeleine's disappearance. Their actions   before and after the event only add weight to the theory.
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Post by Verdi 13.01.23 12:07

crusader wrote:
I have never understood why the McCann's thought the public were actively looking for Madeleine and why a book written the year after her disappearance would have a detrimental effect on any such search.

Conversely, why she (kate mccann) and/or her partner in crime (ger mccann), thought her autobiographical novel written four years after the event, would 'help the search'.

I quote..

ABOUT THE BOOK

‘The decision to publish this book has been very difficult, and taken with heavy hearts … My reason for writing it is simple: to give an account of the truth …

Writing this memoir has entailed recording some very personal, intimate and emotional aspects of our lives. Sharing these with strangers does not come easily to me, but if I hadn’t done so I would not have felt the book gave as full a picture as it is possible for me to give.

As with every action we have taken over the last four years, it ultimately boils down to whether what we are doing could help us to find Madeleine.

When the answer to that question is yes, or even possibly, our family can cope with anything …

What follows is an intensely personal account, and I make no apology for that …

Nothing is more important to us than finding our little girl.’

Kate McCann, May 2011

So there you have it - a book published highlighting the official police investigation, written by a former senior police officer, is thought to be detrimental to the search whilst an autobiography claiming 'an account of the truth' is thought to be helpful ?!?

WHAT SEARCH?

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Post by Verdi 13.01.23 12:10

Lest they forget..


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Post by Verdi 13.01.23 15:19

Exclusive: Madeleine McCann's parents admit defeat in 13-year libel battle with ex-cop

Kate and Gerry McCann have admitted defeat after spending 13 years fighting Goncalo Amaral over his book that falsely claimed they were the 'main culprits' in their daughter's disappearance.


ByMartin FrickerSenior Reporter

21:39, 12 Jan 2023Updated08:24, 13 Jan 2023

Kate and Gerry McCann have admitted defeat in their libel battle with an ex-detective who baselessly accused them of involvement in their daughter’s disappearance.

The couple spent 13 years fighting Goncalo Amaral over his book that falsely claimed they were the “main culprits” over Madeleine’s 2007 abduction in Portugal.

He cruelly alleged he has “no doubt” the kidnap was part of a cover-up.

In 2015, a Lisbon court ordered Amaral to pay the McCanns £440,000 after they won the initial libel case over his book Maddie: The Truth About The Lie.

But an appeal court overturned the decision the following year. And in 2017 the Supreme Court in Portugal also found against the couple.

In a last-ditch bid for victory, the McCanns, from Rothley, Leics, went to the European Court of Human Rights.

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That ended in defeat for the pair last September when the seven judges unanimously upheld the former detective’s right to free speech.

The McCanns were given the right to lodge an appeal – but the Mirror can now reveal they have admitted defeat. The three-month appeal time limit has expired and the case is now listed as “definitif” – final – on the ECHR system.

There was no compensation or costs order made, although Kate and Gerry still face a massive legal bill.

Earlier this week the Mirror revealed the couple had used cash that was raised to find their daughter on legal fees. Newly filed paperwork from Madeleine’s Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned disclosed it paid £6,695 in legal costs over the libel action.

There is no suggestion of any wrongdoing. The McCanns have maintained that they only took action against Amaral because his “unfounded claims were having a detrimental impact on the search for Madeleine”.

In 2020, paedophile Christian Brueckner, 45, was named as the prime suspect by authorities in his native Germany. He was living near Praia da Luz where three-year-old Madeleine was staying while on a family holiday.

Brueckner denies any involvement and is serving a prison term in Germany for rape and is awaiting trial for other sex offences in Portugal.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/madeleine-mccanns-parents-admit-defeat-28942384




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Post by Verdi 13.01.23 15:23

Madeleine McCann's parents defeated in 13-year battle with police officer

Kate and Gerry McCann, who are from Rothley, in Leicestershire, in the East Midlands, have abandoned their hope of fighting ex-cop Goncalo Amaral over his book.


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Madeleine McCann's parents have admittedt defeat in their 13-year libel battle with a former police officer. Kate and Gerry McCann, who are from Rothley, in Leicestershire, in the East Midlands, have abandoned their hope of fighting ex-cop Goncalo Amaral over his book.

The book falsely claimed they were the 'main culprits' in their daughter's disappearance, after Maddie vanished aged three in Praia da Luz back in May 2007, during a family holiday with her parents and younger brother and sister to the Algarve in Portugal. In 2015, the cop was told to pay the family £440k over his claims - after they sued for libel.

But the verdict was ovveruled a year later by the appeal court. Now, the European Court of Human Rights has backed the appeal court - as the McCanns lose their bid.

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"We are naturally disappointed with the decision of the European Court of Humans Rights announced today. However, much has changed since we started legal proceedings 13 years ago against Mr Amaral, his publisher and broadcaster," the McCanns said in a statement last year. "We took action for one and only one reason - Mr Amaral’s unfounded claims were having a detrimental impact on the search for Madeleine. If the public believed that we were involved in her disappearance, then people would not be alert for possible clues and may not report relevant information to the relevant law enforcement agencies.

"The focus is now rightly on the search for Madeleine and her abductor(s). We are grateful for the ongoing work by the British, German and Portuguese police. We hope that with, the help of the public, hard work and diligence we can eventually find those responsible for Madeleine’s disappearance and bring them to justice." The McCanns had three months to appeal against the latest decision but has now expired.

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/madeleine-mccanns-parents-defeated-13-25970415

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Madeleine McCann: Find out how your donated money was spent

Well-wishers donated nearly £2 million to the fund to find Madeleine McCann in the 10 months after she went missing, official accounts show.


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Well-wishers donated nearly £2 million to the fund to find Madeleine McCann in the 10 months after she went missing, official accounts show.   yes

More than £815,000 of the money was spent on the search for the little girl between her disappearance in May 2007 and March last year.   dance

This included £250,000 for search fees, including Spanish private detectives Metodo 3, £111,522 for legal costs and £123,573 for campaign management, accounts filed to Companies House show.   girlno

Madeleine's Fund was launched a fortnight after the child vanished from Praia da Luz, southern Portugal, on May 3 2007.   whistling

Money flooded in from supporters around the world who wanted to do something to help her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann.   girlno

Donations in the period to March 31 last year totalled £1,846,178, including £64,078 from sales of T-shirts and wrist bands.   i don\'t know

Mr McCann's brother John, who is one of the fund's directors, said contributions had since dropped off.   Sad

He wrote in a foreword to the accounts: "As expected, the level of donations has fallen over time, although we have a number of loyal donors continuing their support.  salute

"Income in the new financial year is currently significantly lower than at the same time last year. However, our expenses are ongoing and likely to increase."   liar

For legal reasons Madeleine's Fund was set up as a not-for-profit limited company rather than a charity.  waiting

Its objectives are to secure Madeleine's safe return, to ensure that anyone involved in her disappearance is brought to justice, and to provide support to her family.   think

There was controversy when it was disclosed in October 2007 that the McCanns had used money from the fund to pay two mortgage payments on their home in Rothley, Leicestershire.   yes

McCann family spokesman Clarence Mitchell said today: "Everyone who has so generously donated money to help find Madeleine can be assured that every penny has been accounted for and has been, entirely appropriately, spent one way or another on the search for Madeleine.   liar

"The accounts have been independently audited and are entirely transparent." *Splutter !!!*

Mr Mitchell's salary was previously paid by the McCanns' millionaire benefactor, Cheshire-based entrepreneur Brian Kennedy.   whistling

But it is understood that he has been receiving a monthly retainer from the Madeleine Fund since September last year.   nod

Madeleine was nearly four when she went missing from her family's holiday apartment while her parents dined with friends nearby.   girlno

Despite a massive police operation and huge publicity worldwide, she has not been found.  

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/madeleine-mccann-find-out-how-373703

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