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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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"ANDERSON, 'son of Andrew.' The name is common over a good part of Scotland. David le fiz Andreu, burgess of Peebles, and Duncan fiz Andreu of the county of Dumfries, took the oath of fealty in 1298 (Bain, n, p. 197, 210). Henry Androsoun leased part of Balmy le, c. 1443 (Cupar-Angus, i, p. 121), and John Andirstoun was commissioner to parliament for Coupar in 1585 (APS., ra, 423). The name is sometimes shortened to Andison, which is the spelling in APS. of the name of Michael Anderson of Tushielaw in 1690. John Androsone was burgess of Edinburgh in 1515 (ALHT., v, p. 68). John Andersone in Ridpethe was called Jeanes Johne in 1662 (RRM., n, p. 19). "Anderson's Pills" were a celebrated remedy in Edinburgh, and were made in the Lawnmarket there for over 200 years. James Anderson received a pension for his Vindication of Scots independence, 1704. Jhon Enderson was tenant of Stobo in 1529 (Rental). The Andersons of Islay are properly MACILLANDRAIS, q.v., who have Englished their name. Andersonne 1582, Andersoun 1509, Andersoune 1582, Andirsoone 1574, Andirsoune 1598, Andreson 1473, Andresoun 1600, Androson 1450, Androsone 1496, Androsoune 1548, Andrson 1505, Endherson 1629, Endirsone 1561, Andersone, Andyrson. See also ANDISON. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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