THE mother of missing British toddler Madeleine McCann, pictured, has sent a heartfelt message of thanks to a group of Irish students who founded a website to help the disappeared.
Kate McCann said it was "a real comfort" to know that there are caring people working for those devastated by a loved one vanishing.
Kate's daughter, Madeleine, vanished during a family holiday in the Algarve in Portugal in May 2007.
Students at Davis College in Mallow, Co Cork were so moved that they decided to do something practical to help.
The 23 students, supervised by teacher Kathy Kilgallon, created a special 'Forget Me Not' website and a related poster information campaign.
The Davis College group also produced a calendar, available in Tesco for €10,.
Mrs McCann said it was inspiring that the youngsters should have decided to do something so practical and valuable.