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.

Find out more about what we do


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.


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Lisa Hague and Heather Lawrence Kaye Adams Show Interview

To listen to this incredibly honest, moving and empowering interview listen from 1 hour 12mins to 1 hour 42mins on the link below.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07hbrgg

Lisa Hague and Heather Lawrence

Lisa and Heather met in the Queen Elizabeth Maternity Unit, Glasgow following the stillbirth of Heather and Lewis’s daughter Aeryn

 


SiMBA’s Annual Butterfly Release Venues 2016

BUTTERFLIES MUST BE ORDERED BY THE 20TH JULY 2016 UNFORTUNATELY BUTTERFLIES WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ON THE DAY

To order a butterfly please click on the link below

Butterfly Release Photo

https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/SIMBA/butterflyrelease2016.html

Venues

13th August – AYRSHIRE – Carlton Hotel Prestwick – 12.30pm for a 1pm release

20th August – GLASGOW – Provanhall House & Garden – 12.30pm for a 1pm release. This will also be the formal opening of the Glasgow Tree of Tranquillity.

20th August – BORDERS – Old Gala House, Galashiels – 12.30pm for a 1pm release

20th August – LOCHABER – Glen Nevis Glen then Visitor Centre – 10am for a 10.30am release

20th August – OBAN – Willow Garden Space, Dunollie Estate – 2pm for a 2.30pm release

21st August – LOCHGILPHEAD – Kilmory Castle – 12noon for a 12.30pm relesae followed by refreshments in the Stag Hotel

27th August – EDINBURGH – Saughton Winter Gardens – 12.30pm for a 1pm release

27th August – INVERNESS – Inverness Botanic Gardens (Floral Hall) – 12.30pm for 1pm release

At each venue there will be a short service before the butterflies are released followed by time for reflection. Tea/coffee will be provided.

We are very grateful to Starbucks for donating tea / coffee to us for our Edinburgh and Glasgow releases.

Our butterfly supplier Tim, is an award winning educator in his field who breeds butterflies in a disease free environment who can cope with the conditions throughout the UK. These butterflies go on to replenish the dwindling numbers of butterflies in the wild.

We suggest a donation of £10 per butterfly to cover the cost of the butterfly itself, the venue hire and refreshments.

If you would like any additional information about the Butterfly Releases please email Gillian events@simbacharity.org.uk


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