Date:  01/10/2020

Time:  09:00

Location:  Various locations

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SiMBA is 15 years old this year, that's 15 years that we have been offering our vital support services to those affected by baby loss.

In that time we have installed 8 Trees of Tranquillity (with 2 more due to be installed this year), completed 9 Family Room refurbishments, run volunteer-led Support Groups for 10 years, hosted 46 Butterfly Releases and 24 Wave of Light Services, held many drop-in learning sessions in partnership with Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS), and delivered 23 free Person Centered Bereavement & Palliative Care Study Days.

It's taken outstanding teamwork to ensure that we continue to donate our Memory Boxes to hospitals across the UK and Ireland and to allow us to adapt to deliver our 'Safe Space' Support Groups virtually via Zoom.

If we had walked 1km for every day that SiMBA has been here to support bereaved families we would have covered 5,479km. So now we want to challenge you to join the virtual EMF challenge and help us to cover this distance together.

Your chosen distance can be completed in one go, or over a number of days - and you can choose how you complete it, you can walk / run  or even skip! Every km that you cover will be added to our campaign target and we not only do we have free SiMBA places but every entrant will receive : 

  • a SiMBA running vest / snood or t-shirt (subject to availability)
  • a finishers pack (containing a finisher medal and keyring charm, a 2020 finisher t-shirt and a personalised finisher certificate)

and you will be added to the Edinburgh marathon Festival Virtual Challenge finisher's listing on the Edinburgh Marathon website!

You can challenge yourself to complete any of the distances below :
  • Marathon (26miles or 41.8K)
  • Half Marathon (13 miles or 20.9K)
  • Team Relay
  • 10K
  • 5K
  • Junior 5K
  • Junior 2K
  • Junior 1.5K
  • Kids Kilometre
To join the virtual EMF challenge click here

We understand that not everyone will be able to help us to meet out target distance, so if you would like to donate to support us instead please click on the Keep The Candle Burning picture below.

With your help and support we can be here to offer our vital services for many years to come.