The search to find Madeleine McCann has received a boost of nearly £100,000 in royalties from a book about the toddler’s disappearance.
‘Find Madeleine – Leaving No Stone Unturned’, the company set up by Kate and Gerry McCann to fund the search for their daughter, now has more than £800,000 in assets, according to the Mirror.
Donations have gone down in recent years but Kate has donated £84,096 in royalties from her bestselling book, ‘Madeleine’.
The book, that was written in 2011, continues to sell well and the royalties have now boosted the McCann’s company to £823,332 in assets.
Some £11.75 million has so far been spent on the search for Maddie, who vanished from an apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007.
Kate and Gerry thanked supporters in a Christmas message at the end of 2018.
Saying that the ‘dearly miss’ their daughter, they added: ‘May 2019 be a peaceful and positive one for us all.’
In October, a detective who worked on Maddie’s disappearance said she may be alive and still in Portugal, more than 11 years after she vanished.
David Edgar, who was personally hired by Kate and Gerry to work on the case, worked on finding the youngster for three years.
Mr Edgar believes that Maddie, who would now be a teenager, could be living with her captor away from the tourist areas where she disappeared.