These are the celebs who donated to the £2.6million Maddie fund

The reward is for anyone with information that results in her return


Last week, Netflix released a new true crime documentary about the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. The eight episode series has got everyone talking about the case again, and one thing people are talking about is the huge Madeleine McCann reward fund that still stands for information about her disappearance.

Celebrities have donated to the multi-million pound fund, and people have even fraudulently come forward to try and claim the money, in the past. Here are all the latest details of the Madeleine McCann reward fund.

How much is the Madeleine McCann reward?

Rewards totalling £2.5 million have been offered to anyone who can help with information leading to the safe return of Madeleine McCann.The reward for finding Madeleine McCann stands at just over £2.6million.

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Madeleine McCann went missing from Praia Da Luz, Portugal, in 2007

Who has donated to the fund?

A breakdown of the reward, and a full list of who, including celebrities, has donated to the Madeleine McCann reward fund is:

£10,000 from The Sun newspaper, €15,000 (£10,250) from the Portuguese newspaper Record, £100,000 (€147,000) from a colleague of Kate McCann, £1,000,000 (€1,470,000) from British businessman Stephen Winyard.

A further £1,500,000 (€2,200,000) was raised through a News of The World pledge, including £250,000 from the News of the World themselves, £250,000 from Sir Philip Green, £50,000 from Simon Cowell and £25,000 from Wayne and Coleen Rooney.

Other notable contributors include Sir Richard Branson, JK Rowling, and Bill Kenwright. Harry Potter author JK Rowling donated the highest amount to the News of The World fund, but her figure was undisclosed.

What are the details of the Madeleine McCann reward?

The reward is for anyone that can provide information directly resulting in the safe return of Madeleine.

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Kate and Gerry McCann appealing for information

Has anyone ever tried to claim the money?

There have been fraudulent attempts to claim the Madeleine McCann reward money. On June 28th, 2007, police arrested an Italian man and a Portuguese woman over allegations they had tried to defraud the McCanns by claiming a reward for information about Maddie. However, police said there was no direct link with Madeleine's kidnap. Then on July 6th of the same year, police in the Netherlands arrested a man who allegedly demanded two million euros from the McCanns for information about their missing daughter.

As well as this, people have claimed to be raising funds for the Madeleine McCann reward fund. One of these was Debbie Clifton, who was jailed for 90 days after she pleaded guilty to stealing from people, saying she was raising money to go towards trying to find missing Madeleine.

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