Dr Gillian Smith MBE DUniv

SiMBA Patron
Dr Gillian Smith became a Patron of SiMBA in January 2016. Prior to this she had been the Head of Scotland for the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) until her retirement in 2016. With over 35 years experience in midwifery and nursing, Gillian was awarded an MBE, in 2014, for services to midwifery and partnership, in Scotland, and was awarded an Honorary Degree, of Doctor of the University, from the University of the West of Scotland in the same year. Gillian is passionate about midwifery and developing midwives to show their full potential and is Chair of Birthsparks annual MaMa conference held in Scotland.

Grant Stott

Our Original Patron
Grant has supported SiMBA since our very first dinner dance held at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange, in 2006, and has been MC at every dinner dance since. For SiMBA, having a well known local personality support us from the outset has been invaluable and very much appreciated.

Lisa Hague

SiMBA Ambassador
A busy mum of three young children, Lisa has pledged her support for SiMBA after suffering the stillbirth of her first daughter, Lola Grace Commons, in 2008. She helps SiMBA promote awareness of baby loss and services available to parents and families and also plays a very active part in fundraising for the charity.

Nicola Wood

SiMBA Patron
In 2013, Nicola, and husband Garreth, were devastated when their triplets Asha, Willow, and Oren were born prematurely at just 24 weeks old, and died a short time after. They witnessed, firsthand, some of the incredible support and services that SiMBA provide to families all across the UK. Nicola said: “I am honoured as Patron to help develop the organisation over the coming years”.