VOLUNTEERS from the charity Missing People will be holding an emergency appeal day at Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre tomorrow (Thursday) to help find 14-year-old Alice Gross, who went missing from her home in Hanwell last Thursday.

The charity, which has been working closely with Alice’s family and the police, has put out a call for volunteers willing to help raise awareness of her disappearance.

They show posters appealing for information about Alice’s whereabouts to members of the public and ask them to sign up for digital copies of the appeal, to share with friends and colleagues.

Missing People’s regional manager, Josie Allan said: “If your child went missing wouldn’t you want the world to stop and look for them?

“There is a great deal of concern for Alice so we would be very grateful for anyone who can help bring her to safety. If anyone has any information about Alice, we would encourage them to contact us on our helpline, 116 000. It’s free, 24-hour and confidential.”

You can also help raise awareness of Alice by downloading her appeal poster at www.missingpeople.org.uk/alicegross and following Twitter (www.twitter.com/missingpeople) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/missingpeople.uk) .

Alice, a pupil at Brentside High who should have been returning to school today, was last seen wearing blue jeans, a green lacy cardigan and blue Vans shoes.

She was captured on CCTV footage on the towpath of the Grand Union Canal at Brentford at 2.30pm last Thursday.

Anyone wanting to volunteer is encouraged to contact Josie Allan at Josie.allan@missingpeople.org.uk or by calling 07595 200 646.

Missing People is an independent charity, which offers a lifeline when someone disappears.