Mothers unite to `bring Madeleine home'
Aine Elmore releases Yellow
Balloons to raise money for the Madeleine McCann
fund along with other parents of Wallace Prep
pupils during a fundraising afternoon organised
by the Wallace Prep PTA in which local companies
donated prizes for a charity raffle.
GROUP of mothers from Lisburn have come together to show their
support for the family of the four year old girl who was
snatched while on the family holiday in Portugal three weeks
This week 'United Mothers' got together to
raise money for the Madeleine McCann Fund, which will help to
support the little girl's family in Portugal while police
continue their desperate search for the youngster who
disappeared in Praia Da Luz on May 3.
Aine Elmore, one of the mothers involved,
explained: "As a parent I have been devastated by the news. I
have a daughter who is three months younger than Madeleine and 1
can really feel for the McCann family.
"Myself and other parents at Wallace Prep
decided to put words into action and do something positive for
the McCann family."
They held a fundraising day on Tuesday,
released yellow balloons and will also beholding a raffle to
raise money for the fund.
United Mothers are also encouraging people to
take a 'Find Madeleine' poster on holiday and are hoping local
schools will have a 'yellow ribbon day' to show their support
for the McCann family.
"We are overwhelmed by the response and
people wanting to help," continued Aine. "Many businesses in
Lisburn have kindly donated vouchers which we will raffle.
"We all feel strongly that no parent should
have to suffer what the McCanns are going through and we hope
that by standing up and helping to find her we can put an end to
this type of crime."