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As a charity we rely on the support of those who value our work, from service users, friends and members to the general public.
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A gift in your Will is an incredibly special way to support our work. Your gift could change the future for people affected by adoption.

April 2017 -Fundraising Update

In May we have our Volunteer, Aaron, running the Edinburgh marathon raising funds for Birthlink.

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This is a new challenge for Aaron which you can see from his fundraising page here https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/aarondevereaux1

In addition, the same weekend, we have Davie, a service user and his birth sister Louise who have set themselves the 3 Peaks Challenge.

In Davie’s own words:

”3 yrs ago I decided to try and trace my natural mother, having known that I was adopted for as long as I can remember. Having taken the initial steps to get my original birth certificate, I found myself walking along Princes Street in Edinburgh heading home when I realised I wasn’t far from your offices. I called in and was made most welcome and assured that support would be there when and if I needed it. Being on holiday that week I plugged on with my own research and by the end of the week had managed to find an address for my mother and establish that I also had another sister, Louise. With that done I returned to Birthlink and with your assistance introductions were made and arrangements put in place for us to meet.There was also an extended family and so far 2 aunts have flown from Australia to meet me as well as one of their sons who now lives in London with his family.

I am in regular touch with my mother and sister by phone and visits on a weekly basis. I think Louise probably put it best when I first met her “you’re part of the family now and thats it”

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So Louise having turned 40 in October last year and me turning 50 in June this year she suggested that we complete a challenge together sometime in between. With her being a runner, which would kill me, and me being a kayaker, which may kill her, we opted for some hillwalking which we both do.

It didn’t take much deciding for us to want to do this as a sponsored challenge and to donate the proceeds to Birthlink”

You can see details of Davie and Louise’s challenge on their fundraising page here

http://mydonate.bt.com/events/davieandlouise/437981

A huge thank you from everyone at Birthlink and we wish you good luck on your challenges.

 

We are very grateful to everyone that supports our charity.