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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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"AGNEW. This surname is of territorial origin from the Baronie d'Agneaux in the Bocages of Normandy. "A Marquis d'Agneaux still owns portions of the ancestral fiefs, and the Chateau d'Agneaux still overlooks the valley of the Vire" (Agnew, i, p. 180). In 1363 the Lochnaw family of the name were appointed hereditary sheriffs of Galloway by King David n and they gradually became great land-owners in the province, holding many estates. An Irish sept, the O'Gnives or O'Gneeves (Irish O'Gnimh), hereditary bards to the Clannaboy O'Neils, Englished their name to Agnew, a change which has led some mistakenly to consider the Agnews to be of Irish origin. Agnewe 1610, Aggnew 1512, Agnev 1436, Angnew 1473. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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