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Shannon Matthews: The Missing Thousands And Karen Matthews’ TV Vigil

by | 23rd, April 2008

karen-matthews.jpgSHANNON WATCHAnorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Shannon Matthews

DAILY STAR (front page): “SHANNON’S £10K AID VANISHES”Police “want to know what happened to up to £10,000 said to have been donated by the public to help find the nine-year-old. Neighbours desperate to help stuffed cash through the letterbox of the council house Shannon shared with mum Karen Matthews, 32, and stepdad Craig Meehan, 22.

“A family pal said “through the door” donations totalled £6,000. Up to £3,000 also flooded into the Shannon Matthews Fund.

£6,000 plus £3,000 equals…

Roger O’Doherty, neighbourhood manager of local community group Dewsbury West Pathfinder, says the family had not received “as much as a ha’penny’’ from the official fund he had set up. Says he: “I can’t say precisely how much is in the fund but I think it is around £2,000. We were in the process of applying for charitable status which would have meant it would have been administered by trustees. I wasn’t one of them.

£6,000 plus £2,000 equals…

“As far as I am concerned now all the money will go towards helping the children and families living nearby, which was one of the original aims.”

THE SUN: “Inmates terrify Shannon mum”

The mum of kidnapped Shannon spends 23 hours a day in virtual solitary confinement, watching soaps and daytime TV for much of the time.

Throw in some washing, shopping and fish finger frying and that’s life for a typical mum-of-seven

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