source: Justice for Gaia
published: November 2020
4WardEverUK and the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund are pleased to have supported this important publication.
Thanks to community organising efforts led by friends and family, Gaia Pope’s story made national headlines, and hundreds of people joined the search and thousands more took action in an enormous grassroots effort to find her.
Designed to help loved ones when someone goes missing, Gaia’s Guide is the resource we wish we’d had then. It provides step-by-step guidance on how we did it. It covers everything from how to organise a search and engage the public to dealing with the press and police and is free to download here.
“When Gaia went missing I didn’t know what to do, none of us knew what to do. We knew with public backing and attention the police would have to do something but I didn’t know how to get the word out. If it wasn’t for Marienna and all the volunteers I think we’d still be searching. We want to offer the guide so families know what to do. When someone you love disappears it’s hard to even think straight. Hopefully Gaia’s Guide will help.”
GAIA’S TWIN SISTER MAYA POPE-SUTHERLAND
Gaia’s guide is an amazing resource, not only because it’s so informative but because it’s been made with such thoughtful consideration towards the missing person themselves as well as those affected. What a great thing for her family to want to do to help others.”
JANE HUNTER, SENIOR RESEARCH AND IMPACT MANAGER AT MISSING PEOPLE