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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Historical References

"ALLANSON. "The son of ALLAN," q.v. Rendered in Latin documents by the genitive Alani. Reginald films Alani was a burgess of Aberdeen in 1317 (SCM., v, p. 10). Ada filius Alani occurs in 1326 (ER., I, p. 53), another Ada filius Alani de Dunbretane witnessed a charter by Donald, earl of Lennox after 1334 (Levenax, p. 93), and in the reign of Robert I the 20 pound land of Sproustoun was forfeited by John, Thomas, and William filii Alani (RMS., i, App. n, 285). William Aleynsson, a Scots prisoner of war, was discharged from Newgate prison in 1375 (Bain, rv, 227), Robert Alanson had a safe conduct to trade in England with Scottish merchandise in 1447 (Bain, rv, 1190), Catharine Alanesoun and her father John Alansone of Edinburgh are mentioned in 1459 (REG., p. 412), the house of John Allansone in Leyth is referred to in 1462 (Soltre, p. 65), and in the same year "Sir" Alexander Alanesoun, chaplain, appears as a witness in Edinburgh (Laing, 147). A payment was made to William Alynson, "Scotte," for his labor in "spying into certain matters touching the king's good" in 1463 (Bain, rv, 1333). In the same year safe conducts were granted for Andrew Aleynson and William Aleynson, Scotsmen (ibid., 1338), and in 1471 letters of denisation were issued in favor of Thomas Aleinson, a native of Scotland (ibid., 1399). Bartholomew Alansoun had remission for his part in burning the town of Dunbertane, 1489 (Lennox, n, p. 133), and William Alansoun was a friar preacher in St. Andrews in 1545 (Lains, 494). A sept of the Macallans (Clan Ranald Macdonalds), are also known as Allansons, from the chief's designation of Mac-'ic-Ailein. Alanesone 1489, Alensone 1582, Allansoune 1545, Allasone 1520. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)

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