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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

5th July 2017 Aaron has raised an amazing £451 on our behalf which is absolutely brilliant. We can’t  thank him enough for all his efforts, not only on the day but the months of preparation beforehand.  

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

20/7/17 Davie and Louise’s challenge has raised a whopping £1197, we are speechless. Thanks so much to both of them and also all their supporters. Like Aaron, it’s not just about giving up their  free time for the challenge it’s the all the preparation leading up to the event.   

On behalf of all the staff at Birthlink we  can’t thank Aaron, Davie & Louise enough for supporting our charity.