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Alasdair Macdonald

Birthlink aims to enhance the well-being and promote the welfare of all people affected by adoptions with a Scottish connection.

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Donations accepted until 22-07-2018

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I am a volunteer with Birthlink serving as a member of the Board of Directors. My interest in the work of Birthlink stems from the experience of individuals I know who were raised during their formative early years in children's homes. 

Adoptees and those who have been in the care system may experience separation from birth family through no choice of their own. Birthlink seeks to help individuals negotiate the path towards linking with their birth and wider family.

My training for the London Marathon started on Christmas Day 2017 with a 5k Parkrun.  Since then I have managed to follow a training plan and hope to complete the London Marathon in around 4 hours.

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I am raising money for Birthlink an after adoption information service based in Edinburgh. Service users include adopted adults, birth parents of people adopted as children and their family members, adoptive family members, local authority social workers, voluntary adoption agencies and other professionals.

Birthlink was originally set up in 1911 as the Eastern Branch of the National Vigilance Association, its aim being to protect women and girls on the street.

Birthlink today helps adults affected by adoption and who have been in care to find information about their past or trace estranged family members. I am a member of the Board of Directors for Birthlink.

Amongst its other services Birthlink holds the Scottish Adoption Registry (SAR), an index of adoption records in Scotland and operates the Adoption Contact Register for Scotland.

Event date

22-April-2018 10:00

Event type

Running / Walking

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Donation by Anonymous
on 15-05-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Ex-AMT guys
on 15-05-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Ali - a real inspiration.
Donation by Alix McDonald
on 26-04-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Well done Alasdair by sponsoring Birthlink in the London Marathon. A noble effort for a notable cause.
Donation by Ann Merrilees
on 23-04-2018
Well done, Ali!
Donation by Linda
on 23-04-2018
Well done completing a marathon on a record temperature day.
Donation by Valerie Brenton
on 23-04-2018
Hope the blisters aren’t too bad
Donation by Sheila Dunn
on 22-04-2018
£2.50 gift aid
All the best Ali.
Donation by Sarath
on 21-04-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck Ali. Hope it goes well - and that its not too hot!
Donation by Roy Field
on 20-04-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck Ali, I'm sure you are well prepared.
Donation by Andy Douglas
on 19-04-2018

Donation summary

Online Donations: £665.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £665.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £783.75

Donations closed

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