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Ellie This is our amazing granddaughter Ellie.

Ellie was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. Spina Bifida is where the spine and spinal cord don't develop properly in the womb, causing a gap in the spine. This can cause a number of difficulties including weakness or paralysis of the legs. Many babies with Spina Bifida also develop Hydrocephalus which, as in Ellie's case, sometimes needs an operation to insert a tube that drains excess fluid from the brain.

Children like Ellie are supported by the Shine Charity who provide specialist advice and support for the children and their families. Shine relies on donations to do this essential work and, this year, Ellie's uncle Dave will be running in the London Marathon to raise money for Shine. Obviously, we realise that requesting complete strangers to donate money to the charity is a bit of an ask but, now that you've read this far, perhaps you would consider taking a little bit more of your time to make a small donation to this very worthy cause at Dave's JustGiving Page? Thank you!

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"ADAMSON. A not uncommon surname at the present day in Angus, meaning "son of Adam." Adam filius Ade filius Philippi was burgess of Suhtberewick in 1261 (May, 36). John Adamsone of the county of Berewyke took the oath of fealty in 1296 (Bain, n, p. 206). Colin, son of Ade, provost of Aberdeen in 1340, appears again in 1349 as Colin Adamson (ER., i, p. 456; Friars, 15), and John Adamson (fitz de Adam), a Scot, had a safe conduct to go to Bruges from England in 1433 (Bain, rv, 1071). Cuthbert Adamson, a notary public of Glasgow diocese, 1587 (Pohalfoch writs, p. 75). Sir Harvey Adamson (b. 1854) was formerly lieutenant-governor of Burma. Adamesoune 1595, Ademsoun 1537, Ademson. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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