City runner to support charity who found her a home

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A city runner taking part in the MK Marathon is raising money for the adoption charity who found a permanent home for her.

Erin, 22, was adopted through St Francis’ Children’s Society at just a few weeks old.

Now working as a Merchandiser for Marks and Spencer, Erin says she is grateful for the opportunity the Society gave her.

She said: “Without St Francis’ Children’s Society my life could have turned out very differently, I feel very privileged to have been adopted through the charity”

As an adoption charity at their core, the Society placed 31 children with 18 families during the 2011-2012 year, their best outcome in over a decade.

They work with people affected by adoption throughout Milton Keynes and Bucks, and are always looking for couples or individuals who could offer a loving home to one of the 4,000 children in care.

Erin will be running the 26.5 miles of MK greenery in the city’s inaugural marathon.

She said: “I have run the London Marathon before, and am really excited to be taking part in the first marathon of its kind in Milton Keynes! I have been running the 13 mile journey home from work once a week, a real killer after a long day at the office!”

The Society has just launched a Children’s Centre appeal, which will fund a new purpose-built facility for children and families.

The funds will enable the Society to increase the popular support services they currently offer.

If you would like to donate to Erin’s marathon efforts, please visit

To find out more about adopting through St Francis’ Children’s Society, visit our website or call us on 01908 572700.