- Madeleine’s Fund hit £1.8million shortly after the three-year-old vanished
- Last seen at her family’s holiday flat in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in May 2007
- After four years of searching fund level had dwindled to £125,000
- The bestseller which came out in May 2011 netted £738,487 after tax
Madeleine McCann's mother has ploughed £1million from book sales back into the search for her missing daughter.
The bestseller, entitled Madeleine by Kate McCann, was published in 2011 on the day of her eighth birthday.
Madeleine, who was three, disappeared from her bed in the family’s apartment in Praia da Luz on the evening of May 3, 2007, while her parents were eating at a nearby tapas restaurant – as they did every night of the holiday.
Madeleine’s Fund hit £1.8million shortly after the three-year-old vanished from her family’s holiday.
But by 2011, after four years of searching, it had dwindled to £125,000.
Official papers filed with Companies House show all the money raised from the 384-page book went to the fund.
The fund’s directors said: 'Income from the book has significantly improved the position.
The continuing search and costly advertising campaigns means the remaining total now stands at £474,86.
In the searingly honest book Kate McCann explains she thought it would be 'unwise' to leave her three children with a babysitter on the night they dined at the resort restaurant.
Explaining why they did not make use of the babysitting service offered by the Ocean Club, she said the couple never even thought about it.
She said: 'I could argue that leaving my children alone with someone neither we nor they knew would have been unwise, and it's certainly not something we'd do at home, but we didn't even consider it.
'We felt so secure we simply didn't think it was necessary.'
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