Simpson's Memory Box Appeal
Responding to the needs of those affected by the loss of a baby.
To honour babies who have died, been stillborn or miscarried. To help gather timeless memories. It wasn’t so long ago that when a baby died it was taken away, no touch, no cuddles, no time together…………no memories.
SiMBA is about memories. We help you to gather precious items for your Memory Box which we provide. We understand the importance of spending time with your baby in our Family Room. Adding a leaf on a Tree of Tranquillity shows that you are not alone in your loss, and acts as a place to remember and reflect.
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SCVO - The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
SiMBA became a member of SCVO in 2010. The main reason for doing so was due to the membership benefits to charities; these including giving information and advice on any queries that the charity may have with the day to day running, to managing people and resources. SCVO provides information and resources at the touch of a button via their web site. The charity can make the best of available resources from insurance to soft ware with discounted rates for members. SCVO also offers regular training courses at a reduced rate to members who include courses such as fundraising, governance, legal advice and management.
Latest News and Events
Paralympic Hero David Smith MBE cycles for SiMBA
SiMBA has been chosen as one of the charities to benefit from an enormous challenge being undertaken by Paralympic Gold medallist David Smith MBE.
David will be attempting to cycle around the world – through 29 countries – in an attempt to raise awareness and cash for charity.
He is currently undertaking a punishing training schedule to be ready for the ride – a remarkable feat considering just three years ago he could barely stand up after a tumour was discovered wrapped around his spine.
David has broken the challenge into seven stages and will cycle about 100 miles a day through Europe, Asia, Australasia, North America and South America.
David said: “I am honoured to support SiMBA in any way I can.
“The work they do to support parents means so much to those affected from losing a baby.
“When I heard of the work SiMBA does and how common baby loss is, I felt very strongly about doing something to help as it is something that can affect anyone and needs as much support as possible to help people dealing with it first hand.”
We’re hugely delighted to be supporting David in his efforts and if you want to find out more about this fantastic challenge you can visit his website here: www.360cc.co.uk
Pop Idol Michelle McManus supports SiMBA
We’re delighted that TV presenter, singer, actress and broadcaster Michelle McManus has become the latest celebrity to offer her support to SiMBA.
Having won Pop Idol in 2003 with over 7 million votes her first single, All This Time, went straight in at number one for three weeks and is rated as the second biggest selling British single of 2004. Michelle was the first Scottish female ever to debut at number one earning her a place in The Guinness Book of Records.
In 2009 Michelle was chosen by STV to co host the popular tea time show The Hour. Michelle has also performed for the Pope during his visit to Bellahouston in 2010 and the Queen in 2012 as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations in Glasgow. Michelle also co- presents the STV Appeal Show alongside Lorraine Kelly which will air again in September 2013 as well as co writing and performing the official STV Appeal single with Manran called Take you There. Michelle is currently a columnist for the Evening Times Newspaper.
Michelle is extremely passionate about the work of SiMBA and has offered to lend her full support to events, campaigns and raising awareness.
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