#Blogging4Madeleine – Blogging 4 Madeleine McCann & Missing Children Worldwide

It’s been 6 years since British toddler Madeleine McCann was abducted from the apartment in which she was sleeping in Praia Da Luz, Portugal.

Madeleine McCann

Her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann were eating with friends in the restaurant on the apartment complex and were regularly checking on Madeleine and their twins who were asleep in the apartment. It was during one of these checks that they discovered Madeleine had gone from her bed and was nowhere to be found.

Despite extensive searches and high profile international appeals Madeleine has never been found and no one knows what happened to Madeleine on that fateful Thursday evening on 3rd May 6 years ago.

Madeleine was only three years old when she disappeared and today is her 10th birthday. With no proof of death Madeleine is still classed as a missing child.

Last year, with the help of Tea&Biscotti I launched the Blogging 4 Madeleine campaign, with over 40 bloggers supporting the campaign as well as Britmums community of lifestyle bloggers and social influencers. We all released posts about Madeleine on her 9th birthday and helped to promote the age progression image of how she may look now that had just been made public.

Madeleine McCann

This year, with the support again of  Britmums and dozens of bloggers we are once again turning our attention to Madeleine and taking a moment today on her birthday, to remember that she is still missing, along with hundreds, if not thousands of other children (and in some cases now adults). These include other high profile cases such as Ben Needham, a 21 month old toddler who went missing from on the Greek island of Kos in July 1991 and Katrice Lee who disappeared from a naafi supermarket in Schloss Neuhaus, Paderborn in Germany way back in November 1981 on her 2nd birthday.

Ben Needham and Katrice Lee

As a mother myself I cannot begin to imagine what it must be like for something like this to happen. For your child to seemingly disappear into thin air and to never know what has happened to them. The thought is just utterly heartbreaking.

Many people have their own opinions as to whether Kate and Gerry were right to leave their children alone that evening and it is something that has created extensive debate worldwide, but regardless of views and opinions on that matter, the one underlying fact that is most important above and beyond any of that, is that Madeleine is still missing, she is still a child, a child who was taken from her loving parents, a child who must have been so scared and confused and a child that belongs back home with her family. Just as Ben and Katrice do too, they may no longer be children, but they were taken at such young tender ages, their families deserve closure and to know what happened to them.

There are examples of children who vanished for many years, reappearing safe and well, such as Jaycee Lee Dugard in the USA and only this last week the news of three American women who had been held in a basement for over 10 years in Cleveland, America and had been snatched in their teens until one, Amanda Berry, managed to escape and raise the alarm.

So until Madeleine, Ben and all the other missing children are found we cannot give up hope, nor can we forget them, the above cases are proof of that.

#Blogging4Madeleine is a campaign to keep Madeleine’s name and those of other missing children in the spotlight. To ensure that people don’t forget, that hope is never lost and that people continue to search for them.

Please join with us in continuing to spread the word of Madeleine, Ben and all the other missing children:

Like and share #blogging4madeleine blog posts via Twitter, Facebook, G+ and other social media

Write a blog post of your own and link up at Britmums official #Blogging4Madeleine link up and share using the hashtag #blogging4madeleine and use our #Blogging4Madeleine badge

Madeleine McCann

Visit the Find Madeleine and Find Ben official campaign pages and see how you can support the individual campaigns.

Take part in Missing People’s International Missing Children Day on 25th May and take part in their Big Tweet

If you know what happened to Madeleine or have any information that may be of use, such as a possible sighting then contact your local police station immediately and the Madeleine investigation line on +44 845 838 4699 or email investigation@findmadeleine.com

Together we can help to make a difference.

Links:

Find Madeleine campaign 

Find Ben campaign

Missing Kids

Missing People

 

Comments

  1. So important. Thank you for organising this. It’s a privilege to be a part of.

  2. Thank you for taking the time to launch and organise the #Blogging4Madeleine campaign. Raising awareness and keeping the case in the spotlight is essential. Somebody somewhere will hold that vital piece of information which may just bring Madeleine home. The case in Ohio this week really gives hope to parents of abducted and missing children and we can only hope Madeleine will be found soon.

    • amummysview says:

      You are welcome. Exactly, there is hope someone must know something. thank you so much for your support couldn’t do it without you all x

  3. Thanks for carrying the campaign. I hope all the lost children find their way home again. It is every parents worst nightmare. x

    • amummysview says:

      You are welcome. It is totally. thank you so much for your support couldn’t do it without you all x

  4. Gonna spread the Word!

    Rgds,
    Mary

  5. Thank you for organising this again – let’s hope we can make a difference.

  6. I prayer that Madeleine is found so soon, its so tragic. I cannot believe its been so long since little Ben was also taken. I hope that someone is stirred to come forward xx

    • amummysview says:

      thank you so do I. Always hope with recent developments in America and those girls being found x

  7. I truly hope that this campaign reaches out across the world and a spark of discovery is lit. Thanks again for organising this much needed campaign. Glad to be a part of it again, but also sad that we had to. The feelings of helplessness are eased a little for all of us, wanting to see her and others found.

    • Don’t worry about awareness for Madeleine reaching out to the world I have the entire planet covered. I am carpeting the world with “AWARENESS FOR THE MISSING BRITISH CHILD MADELEINE MCCANN” – You name I’ve done it. There isn’t a subject area I have not covered – everything from A-Z

  8. Stephen D. Birch says:

    take a look at http://www.chrisspivey.co.uk
    the article is called “Digging for Madeleine”

  9. Unfortunately I am not a mum I am a chap who has a strong belief that young Madeleine is alive and find-able. Portugal – Algarve – *T* – may be. I only wished the Portuguese Authorities would stop their stubborn ways and hurry up and reopen Madeleine’s case. Yes I know about the Porto Lisbon review but this is being done with discretion. Apart from my own personal belief I hope their is a God and I hope he or she looking out for you, thank you.

  10. I am going to ask a silly question:- Blogging for Madeleine. What precisely is this about; or have I been doing this already?
    P.S:- I am still emailing, Face Booking and Twittering – Awareness for Madeleine throughout the world. I have made some very influential connections throughout the world in regards to various missing children’s organisations throughout the world. Let us hope Scotland Yard – Operation Grange have every success in their endeavors and hopefully find out what has happened to young innocent and vulnerable Madeleine and bring her home to her rightful loving family, thank you.

    • amummysview says:

      Hi Graham We literally decided last year on Madeleine’s birthday to use our blogs to raise awareness that she is still missing and termed it #blogging4madeleine This year we did it again but also mentioned other missing children too. Here’s hoping one day that there’s closure on this and many other cases and that they are returned to their families where they belong.

  11. Stephen D. Birch says:

    PLEASE SUPPORT THE PETITION AT Avaaz “Digging for Madeleine McCann”

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