Kate McCann tonight said she was “trying to move forward” as a charity event was held to mark the 1,000th day since her daughter Madeleine went missing.
Mrs McCann and her husband Gerry were joined by celebrity supporters at the £150 (€172.94)-a-head fundraising dinner, raffle and auction at Kensington Roof Gardens in west London.
Speaking on the steps of the venue she said: “We are hoping for a positive night.”
Asked about her feelings on the sad anniversary, she added: “It’s obviously difficult but we are trying to move forward to help Madeleine and all missing children.”
Madeleine was nearly four when she disappeared from her family’s holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in southern Portugal on May 3, 2007 while her parents dined with friends nearby.
Comedian Jack Dee, television presenters Fiona Phillips and Gloria Hunniford and actor Peter Bowles were among the guests.