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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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"BRYDE, BHYDIE, BRIDIE. Dovenald Bryd, burgess of Perth, rendered homage, 1296 (Bain, n, p. 197). Malcolm Bridy was a monk of Arbroath, 1451, prior of Fyvie, 1453, and abbot of Arbroath from 1456 to 1470 (RAA., n, 92, 100, and pref. p. x). James Bridy was perpetual vicar of Ennirkelor, 1464 (ibid., 153). William Bridy or Bride was presbyter of St. Andrews diocese, 1508 (REB., n, 161, 162), and another William Bride or Bryde was grieve at Mains of Clunie, 1513 (Rent. Dunk., p. 182, 186). Malcolm Bridye was servant to the bishop of Dunkeld, 1511 (ibid., p. 115), and Thomas Bryde was witness at Lochlevyn, 1546 (noilok, 3). Andrew Brydie appears in Newburgh, 1635 (RFC., 2. ser. v, p. 505). John Bryde, dean of guild of St. Andrews, d. 1636, and his daughter, described as "Orma Briddie, daughter of John Briddie," died in 1648 (PSAS., LXX, p. 72, 77). Rachel Bryd was married in Edinburgh, 1667 (Edinb. Marr.), William Brydie, portioner of Dungarthill, had sasine of part of Dulbethie in 1674 (DPD., i, p. 262), and Alexander Brydie was shipmaster in Peterhead, 1753 (CRA.). Brydie is an old surname in the parish of Lochwinnoch, and in modern times the spelling has been changed to Brodie (Tannahill, Poems, note by the editor, David Semple, p. 271), and Breadie and Broddie are given as variants of the name in DPD. The name is also recorded in the Commissariot Record of Dunkeld and Muthill. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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