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‘Mile for a Child’ walk in campaign to find Blackburn adopters
2:38pm Thursday 16th August 2012 in Blackburn
CHARITY workers are set to embark on a 65-mile walk to help recruit more adopters.
The five-day ‘Mile for a Child’ charity walk launches at 10.30am on Monday at Blackburn Cathedral, where a team from Adoption Matters Northwest (AMNW) will walk the Leeds Liverpool canal, as well of part of the Shropshire Union canal, from Blackburn to Chester.
The Bishop of Blackburn will be in attendance at the cathedral to show his support and see the walkers off as they start their journey, which is designed to help recruit a record number of adopters by highlighting the rise in the number of children waiting to be adopted across the region.
The agency’s chief executive, Norman Goodwin, is inviting local people to come along to the cathedral to meet representatives from the Blackburn agency, especially those whose lives have been touched by adoption, and show their support.
He said: “We are very excited for this walk as it holds such huge significance. Last year we experienced a record number of placements, but there are still hundreds of children in the North West who have not found a permanent home.
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