Tam is married to Pamela and has a son Aedan; Tam is the chair of UNISON Scottish Health Committee and UNISON Lothian Health Branch, who have supported SiMBA since it’s inception. Tam feels honoured to be on board as a trustee of such a fantastic and worthy charity.
Tracey lives with her husband, Matt, and two children Madeleine and Rebecca. Their first child, Nathan, was born prematurely at 24 weeks and sadly was only with us for a few hours. Tracey is passionate about children and their families and runs a private children’s nursery. Tracey was honoured to be asked to be a Trustee and hopes to be able to make a difference to the wonderful work that SIMBA does.
Trustee & Support Group Co-ordinator
Jenni is married to Ali and has a daughter Melissa and sons Dillon and Bradley. She also has a step son Alister. Jenni is a self employed childminder and lives in Edinburgh. Jenni initially fund raised for SiMBA after the loss of her son Theo in 2011. After losing another son, Jay in 2012 Jenni knew that she wanted to become more involved with SiMBA, so that she could give something back to the charity, that did so much to help her and her family.
Matt is a Principal Teacher of Guidance at Musselburgh Grammar School where he works with children aged 11-18 from a variety of backgrounds. Previous to this he has had a variety of jobs and has travelled widely. Matt joined SiMBA as a trustee because of his son, Nathan, who sadly died a few hours after he was born.
Susan lives in South Lanarkshire with her two sons and works as a trade union officer for UNISON.
She got involved with SiMBA first as a volunteer at events and then was asked join the board of trustees. Susan says " I am delighted to be involved with such a hard working charity that helps deliver support to family's at such a difficult time. The best part of being involved with SiMBA is talking to families that have benefited from our services and the support they have felt from our SiMBA family. "
Andrea lives in Edinburgh with her family. Andrea first got involved with SiMBA as a volunteer 4 years ago after her daughter was stillborn in 2013, she was honoured to be asked to become a Trustee in June 2016 and continues to volunteer on a regular basis. Andrea says " I know firsthand how much the work that SiMBA does can help to support bereaved families on their journey. I want to do all I can to ensure anyone who requires it receives that support.
Dr Gillian Smith MBE DUniv
Dr Gillian Smith is the newest Patron to the charity and she joined the team in January 2016. Gillian was the Director of The Royal College of Midwives Scotland and having been a midwife herself, seen the work SiMBA does and the comfort it brings to parents so we are delighted she has agreed to be a Patron for the charity.
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 and Nicloa said “I am honoured as Patron to help develop the organisation over the coming years”.
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.