21 Oct 2015


Dear friends,

Since it was started on April 29, 2015, by Leanne Baulch, the gofundme page dedicated to Gonçalo Amaral's defence has collected donations in excess of 50 thousand pounds. These funds have been transferred to the bank account that is held by Dr Paulo Sargento and other friends of Mr Amaral. Less than half of this amount has been spent on legal expenses for the defence of Gonçalo Amaral.

The Paypal account that is associated to the bank account has received over 6 thousand euro during the same period. Donations totaling a smaller amount have also been made directly to the bank account.

We believe that it is time to close the gofundme page, as the bank account currently stands at an amount that seems largely sufficient to face eventual future expenses.

As we await the verdict of the Appellate Court of Lisbon on the appeal that has been filed by Mr Amaral's lawyer, the remaining funds will be kept in the bank account. They will be used if necessary in the future. Any unused funds will, as we stated in 2009, be donated to a Portuguese children's charity.
May we use this moment to wholeheartedly thank those who have expressed their support of Gonçalo Amaral's right to an appropriate defence? Whether you have contributed financially or by sending a support message - you have made an impact. You have made a difference.
Thank you so very, very much.

The gofundme page will be closed on the 28th of October, 2015.


  1. Anonymous8:57 pm

    Good luck sir, Hope the right outcome comes for you and the rest of us.

  2. A big thank YOU!!

  3. Anonymous10:01 pm

    And it has been a pleasure to do, It has also made us aware of the huge change of public opinion and support for truth and not lies ,keeping hope alive that he will get justice and in that so will Madeleine

  4. Anonymous2:44 am

    Wishing you the very best of luck against the two monsters. Good will always win over evil, justice is on it's way for you and Madeleine. Keep strong Gonçalo.

  5. What a beautiful word sufficiency is.

  6. Anonymous8:14 am

    'Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few'

    Sir Winston Churchill 1940

  7. Anonymous9:34 am

    Dr Goncalo Amaral and Lady Leanne Baulch '“They came, they saw, they conquered” churchill

  8. Se a ajuda para os custos para poder recorrer são suficientes,
    8 anos são de mais,
    mas apenas um dia ,basta apenas um, um qualquer, em 2007 , também foi de mais.
    Bem Haja a Todas/os os que ajudaram e que anseiam pela Sua Felicidade e a da Sua Família .

    Eu também lhe agradeço incondicionalmente.

  9. Anonymous10:22 am

    As Churchill once said 'Oh YES!'

  10. Anonymous11:30 am

    Leanne Baulch is an amazing young woman!
    Leanne, you make a difference in this world and a raw model for every young person, but most of all to your child. All the best for you.
    Thank you

  11. Anonymous11:50 am

    I love the photo Snr Amaral, you look just like George Clooney

    All the best to you and your family
    Love and best wishes

    Cathy in Edinburgh

  12. Anonymous11:59 am

    Wishing you dear Goncalo Amaral all the very best wishes in your appeal & for your future,i hope the vile McCanns & their cohorts face the justice they should have faced 8 years ago.R.I.P Madeleine McCann.

  13. Bernie Wildman1:32 pm

    An honourable man...I hope you are assured that there are many people supporting you.
    Good luck!

  14. Anonymous5:20 pm

    Goncalo Amaral..An honourable man, Good luck with your appeal and your future. A true gentleman.

  15. Obrigada Gonçalo Amaral, obrigada

  16. Anonymous7:21 am

    All the best Sir with your appeal. Wishing you and your family all the luck in the world, you truly deserve it.

  17. Anonymous11:01 am

    Good luck Mr Amaral! I am happy and proud to be one of the so called 'sick trolls' that contributed to the fund designed to make sure you get justice. Millions of British £s have been spent on trying to find Madeleine. The British public need to know how it has been spent, and why SY is dragging it's feet when it comes to securing a conviction. Everyone else can see what happened, yet we still get reports in the British media from Clarence. Stop waisting tax payers' money I say.

  18. Anonymous12:49 am

    Would it be possible to post an up to date account of what monies have been received and what expenditure there has been to date?

  19. Anonymous4:39 am

    "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." - Mahatma Gandhi

  20. Anonymous11:58 am

    It is a very long time for Dr Amaral to be kept waiting for the verdict. I do hope everything is all right with him and he is keeping well. Here in UK a veritable media blizzard of McCann stories is taking place and this normally happens when the couple are desperate to distract public attention from something disagreeable to themselves. Unfortunately for them, the tide has turned and many people are incensed about this long running charade. I hope all this augers well for Dr Amaral, who is often in my thoughts and prayers.

  21. Anonymous2:10 pm

    Justice will be done xx