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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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"BENNIE, BENNY. From Bennie on the east side of the Knock above the village of Braco in Logic-Almond parish (c. 1233 Beny in LAC., p. 244; Laing, Lindores, p. 412). Hugh de Benne or Bennef witnessed charters by Gilchrist, earl of Angus, c. 1201-7 (RAA., i, 39, 41, 44, etc.). Hugh filius Hugonis de Benne witnessed a charter by Vmfridus de Berkelay to the Abbey of Arbroath c. 1204-11, and as de Benne or Bennef attested a charter by William filius Bemardi (ibid., 67, 89). James Beny or Bynne was prebendary of Crudane, 1321 (REA., I, p. 47). Adam de Benyn chosen provost of Aberdeen and Simon de Benyn elected bailie, 1399 (Guildry, p. 184). William Bynne (entered under Benyng in index), bailie of Aberdeen, 1498 (REA., I, p. 343). Alexander Benne, "dekin of the wobstaris" in Stirling, 1522 (SBR., p. 16). William Bennie in Cottoun of Kynnaber, 1600 (Brechin). Thirty-seven Bennies appear in Stirling Commissariat Record, 1607-1800. Beney 1516; Benee, Beny. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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