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Find Mark Palmer Jr Campaign

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Raised by 150 people in 3 months
Our brother Mark Palmer has been missing in Spain since 27th April 2019 and have not had any news of his whereabouts. Mark was described as distressed before he was last seen and was expressing suicidal thoughts. There are very few local resources for launching a search, so we as a family are trying to mobilise a small search party. We have so far, got nothing to go on, no leads, no sightings. We are absolutely heartbroken and desperate to find Mark. Please help us to bring him home!

We are hoping to raise funds to put towards accommodation, flights, and supplies for the family and any other volunteers joining the search. Any funds that are leftover would be donated to the Lucie Blackman Trust.
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Hi everyone,

This is a difficult post to make because it has now been exactly 100 days since Marky was last seen and there has been no progress in terms of finding him alive, or otherwise. We are now approaching 3.5 months since Marky disappeared and believe that this will be our new normal as our hope dwindles away.

A few people have asked questions regarding next steps. So far, discussions have been around what we will do for Christmas, as this will be another test of mental strength and endurance. There has been mention of spending Christmas in Spain, but no definitive plans as yet. We have been asked about holding a memorial service, but the general consensus is that it is just too soon.

I will keep this page open for as long as possible to keep all donors updated on any any developments, if there are any. I would once again like to thank each and every one of you that has donated, shared, liked, and commented. Your kindness has absolutely blown us away and we'd like to express our deepest gratitude to you all. Thank you all so very, very much.

Claire and Family. Xx
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Hi everyone,

Some of you may know that it's Marky's 33rd birthday today, and my parents are in Spain where my mum will be seeing Mark's room and where he lived for the first time. I have tried to think of something poignant to say, but unfortunately I don't have any words of my own, only borrowed words from Kahlil Gibran,

"Less hasty am I than the wind, yet I must go.
We wanderers, ever speaking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us.
Even while the earth sleeps we travel.
We are the seeds of the tenacious plant, and it is in our ripeness and our fullness of heart that we are given to the wind and are scattered."

Thank you everyone for the donations and the messages of support on such a difficult day.
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Hi Everyone,

It is exactly two months today since our Marky disappeared, two months of feeling this deep, despairing emptiness, two months of not being able to hear his voice, or see his lovely face.

I haven't got much to say that hasn't already been said. This grief goes on and on and it feels like there will be no end to it.

Despite getting a VERY brief update from Spanish police, we are still very much in the dark regarding the investigation into Mark's disappearance. This is almost certainly down to a lack of leads. Mark's phone records didn't show anything useful and we still haven't got a clear idea of whether he was seen on any CCTV on the day he went missing. There have been no positive sightings, no bank account activity as far as we know.

I cannot really put into words how we feel at the moment, we're just doing our best to get through each day because what else can we do? I'm sorry it's not a more positive update. Thank you all again for your generosity and your kindness, we have never appreciated or experienced the power of human compassion until now. It is a phenomenal thing, and you're all phenomenal people. Thank you.
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Hi everyone,

It's been a while since I posted an update. This is because I'm studying for a research Master's at Imperial College London which involves a long commute and a huge workload as I'm coming to the end of my course. One of the last thing Marky said to me before he disappeared was that he wanted me to continue my course, even though I was really struggling at the time. He was a big advocate for me continuing my education and did he even called me Dr to his friends, which made me chuckle! So I've thrown myself into my project to get as much out of it as possible. If I stop, my mind wanders and I feel like I'll fall apart. This is the reason for being very quiet recently, but I will try to be more active as I feel that you all deserve to know what is happening as you've all been so very kind.

In terms of updates, there's not much to report to be honest. I sent a very long email to the Foreign Commonwealth Office in Spain asking a lot of questions about the investigation. As yet, the police have not responded to the FCO but they did send us a message to say that the investigation has stalled. They appear to have investigated the alleged sightings of Mark but they found nothing. I have asked about CCTV, phone records, and bank account activity but these questions have not been answered. As you are all probably aware, my dad, uncle, and youngest brother spent another week in Spain recently in a different area following up these sightings. My dad had to cancel a fishing trip that was booked months ago to travel to Spain and they have a no-refund policy, which we hope to challenge. However, we still desperately need donations especially as my uncle was in Spain for a week without pay. If you can, please keep sharing our appeal as I would also love to donate some money to the Lucie Blackman Trust and Missing People for their help. Please keep us in your thoughts, keep sharing, keep liking and commenting, especially as tomorrow is going to be incredibly difficult as it's Father's Day.

Thank you all for your continued support. Thank you for all the wonderful messages we and I, have been sent. Thank you for your kindness, your generosity, and love. It has been amazing and it keeps us pushing through these very dark times. Love to you all.
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