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”.
Susan and Andrew have 2 delightful daughters Charis & Niamh, but they have also experienced the depths of grief, having lost 2 babies.
In July 2007, Susan miscarried Alex at 13 weeks and left hospital with nothing and no offer of support apart from the Chaplaincy offering to place their baby’s name in their Book of Remembrance. On the 24th September 2010, the family were devastated again when Susan gave birth to their stillborn daughter Eilidh Beth. It was only a couple of weeks after Eilidh Beth’s funeral that Susan looked to see what support could be set up in the Highlands to help other families and contacted SiMBA.
Susan says she is honoured to volunteer for SiMBA as their Highland Ambassador, and is passionate about supporting families in the most rural parts of the country.
Jo brings a wealth of business management experience gained from over 20 years in the commercial sector.
For the last 10 years, she has worked in the play industry; working closely with schools, local authorities and charity partners to ensure children with special educational needs are fully included in outdoor play spaces.
Jo and her family received wonderful support from SiMBA through the loss of her baby nephew Noah at 24 weeks in March 2008.
Kirsteen comes with 15 years' Community Development and more recently, Director level experience, supporting the development and growth of small UK-wide charities, in the early years sector, over the last 6+ years. Her background in communications, community development, and fundraising informs her mindful and strategic approach. Kirsteen and her partner received wonderful support from SiMBA through the loss of their baby boy, Eoin, at 32+3 weeks in Dec 2017. Kirsteen is honoured to work for a charity so close to her heart in loving memory of her son.
Events & Partnerships Officer
Gillian joined SiMBA as their first employee in July 2012. Before this she had spent 19 years working for Scottish Equitable / AEGON UK of which 15 of those were spent as an Event Manager in their Corporate Events department. Gillian looks after SiMBAs Bespoke Events, Awareness Events and Business Partnerships. She is married to Graham with 2 gorgeous sons Adam and Fraser.
Fiona joined the team in March 2019 having first heard of SiMBA in 2014 following the loss of her daughter Susanna. Fiona was a regular volunteer in the office and is happy now to work for such a wonderful charity so close to her heart. Fiona is married to Martyn and has a son Frazer.
Zoey is married to Scott and has a son Ryley. Zoey has been in touch with the charity since the loss of her first baby Faith in 2010 and previously helped at many events and is honoured to work for a charity so close to her heart.