We'll never end search for missing Madeleine, vows mum
The mother of missing Madeleine McCann has told how she is "more driven than ever" to continue the search for her daughter ahead of the eighth anniversary of the girl's disappearance.
Kate McCann also announced she would lead a 500-mile bike ride from Edinburgh to London in June to raise £10,000 for the charity Missing People, for which she is an ambassador.
She said: "As the eighth anniversary of our daughter Madeleine's abduction is upon us, I'm more driven than ever to continue the search for Madeleine and to help other families who face the pain of a child being missing. All of us can play a part in helping this important charity."
A statement from the official Find Madeleine Campaign added: "Eight years. There's no gentle way of putting it. Whilst most days, weeks and months are fairly similar - Madeleine is missed every day - this time of year cuts deep as it's a harsh reminder of time having passed and precious years lost.
"Without a doubt, the love, support, help and prayers we continue to receive from so many people encourages us, maintains our hope and lifts our spirits.
"We are also buoyed and reassured by the unwavering commitment and continued progress being made in the investigation.
"We are grateful to the Metropolitan Police for the conscientiousness, patience and consideration shown to us, and above all their will to find Madeleine and determine what has happened."
Mrs McCann will lead 20 cyclists on a Cycle Challenge starting at Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh's landmark hill, on June 13. They will take in Newcastle, York, Nottingham and Northampton before finishing at the Tower of London on June 17.
Madeleine was three when she went missing from her family's holiday apartment in Portugal's Algarve on May 3, 2007 as her parents, Kate and Gerry, dined at a tapas restaurant with friends.