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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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Historical References

"AIKMAN. No satisfactory explanation of this name is known. Lower suggested that it was a modification of Old English (Anglo-Saxon) Agemund, Ferguson and Harrison derive it from Old English (Anglo-Saxon) /Ecemann, ' 'oakman' (sec+mann), Sir Herbert Maxwell (History of Dumfries, p. 297) finds its origin in Old English (Anglo-Saxon) ace manne, 'an infirm person,' and Dr. Henry Bradley suggested that the first element is perhaps ac, and that the name may possibly represent an Old English (Anglo-Saxon) dcumann, which Decame Acemann by later development, but a form Acemann is not known. The story told of the 0 officer who had command of the troops besieging Macbeth in Dunsinane Castle ordering his men to march to the attack with branches of oak taken from Birnam Wood, and on that account obtained the name of Aikman, is still an article of faith with some (. . Stevens, Stevens genealogy, New York, 1904, p. 87-89 ) though too silly for belief. Alisaundre Akeman of Lanarkshire who rendered homage in 1296 ( Bain, n, p. 204 ) is believed to be first of the name recorded in Scotland. His seal shows a fox, with paw raised, looking upwards, and S' Alexandr Acman (ibid., p. 186). The tombs of ten John Aikmans are said to be in Arbroath Abbey, and the surname is abo recorded in Orkney in 1575 (Oppressions, p. 4). John Hekman was bailie of Montrose in 1400 ( Stodart, n, p. 404). William Aikman ( 1682-1731 ), the portrait painter, sold the family estate in 1707 on leaving Scotland to study in Rome. Akman and Aykrnan 1505. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)

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