Business Partnerships

  • Could we be your charity of the year?
  • Could you hold a one-off fundraising event for SiMBA?
  • Could we run a FREE presentation to you and your colleagues on how to support a bereaved parent returning to the workplace?

Losing a baby can happen to anyone and it affects not only the parents but friends / family members and colleagues. 

Your support is incredibly important to us. We want to make a partnership with you engaging, motivating and fun for all involved. We want to work with all you and your colleagues to raise awareness and offer support.


If you think we could work together then we would love to hear from you please contact Gillian Wells, Events & Communication Planner on 01368 860 141 or email events@simbacharity.org.uk

We are the Charity of the Year 2017 For :

Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa work with both public and private sector organisations, to develop recovery solutions to meet your recycling requirements. They purchase and recover cardboard, paper, plastics and provide security shredding services. Customers' material can be delivered in or collected dependent on volumes. Smurfit Kappa have kindly agreed to donate £40 per tonne for cardboard and paper material that is put into the skip at the front of their Glasgow Depot, 37 - 49 Vermont Street, G41 1LU to SiMBA. Business and personal recycling can be added to this skip, and by recycling with Smurfit Kappa you will be helping to raise vital funds for us.

http://www.smurfitkappa.com/

http://www.smurfitkappa.com/

Baillie Gifford & Co Edinburgh

We are delighted to announce that following a successful staff vote, Baillie Gifford & Co Edinburgh have chosen SiMBA as their charity of the year. Baillie Gifford was founded in 1908 and is an independent Investment Manager, managing Pension Funds, Investment Trusts, Unit Trusts and ISAs. They have several hundred staff on site in Edinburgh and each year employees stage a company-wide vote to nominate a charity – and this year they chose SiMBA! SiMBA are entirely dependent on fundraising and donations to allow us to continue to offer our vital services. The generosity of our corporate supporters and the enthusiasm and awareness that each new fundraising initiative generates within their company and the local community can be incredible. We are very excited about this partnership and very much look forward to working with the Baillie Gifford team over the next 12 months to have fun and raise funds for SiMBA.

https://www.bailliegifford.com/about-us/corporate-citizenship/simba/

HSBC

SiMBA are delighted to be partnering with HSBC Security Services and would like to thank all the staff who voted for us to be the chosen charity. "It is with great pleasure that we have chosen SiMBA as our charity partner for 2017. When we met Sarah and Gillian, we heard about the invaluable work that SiMBA do to support parents during what is undoubtedly the most difficult and traumatic experience. As a site community, we continue with our regular fund raising and are looking forward to taking on some larger challenges and events as well as individual and group volunteering in direct support of SIMBA activities." Nick Titmuss, Head of Service Delivery Europe

https://www.hsbc.co.uk/1/2/

Merryhatton Garden Centre

Merryhatton are a family run independent garden centre, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary. They have also just won the Greatest Christmas Garden Centre Team in Scotland so we are very excited that they have chosen SiMBA to pair with this year.

http://www.merryhatton.co.uk/

M&S Morningside Simply Food

M&S Morningside Edinburgh chose SIMBA as their charity of the year in 2015 and have chosen us again in 2017. We are very grateful to all the members of staff in store who voted for SiMBA and to Johan Thorngren, BIG Chair and Martin Churchill, Store Manager. We very much look forward to working with this fantastic team in 2017.

http://www.marksandspencer.com/

James Pringle Woollen Mill

For decades, James Pringle Weavers have been renowned for producing quality products at value for money prices. Nowadays the brand is still going strong. It’s not all about clothing at Leith Mills they have 2000 sq ft of Fishkeeper Aquatics, Golf, Craft, Luggage and Ponden Home furnishings. They are working together with us to organise a knitting group to knit 500 blankets to go into the SiMBA's Memory Boxes. Please check out our event page for all of the forthcoming events .

https://www.facebook.com/JamesPringleLeith/

TurtleDove Play Cafe

SiMBA are delighted to be partnering with Turtle Dove Play Café as their chosen charity of 2017. TurtleDove is a place for the whole family to enjoy. With dedicated play areas for babies, toddlers and older children. Site owner Debbie Rigby said: "We have chosen to provide our venue for you to hold fundraising events and raise money for SIMBA as it is a charity close to our hearts. The café we own has customers who mostly comprise of expectant mums and mums of children aged 0-6yrs. As they know the joy and happiness babies and children bring, I am sure they would be more than willing to raise funds for those who are less fortunate and have suffered the heartache of losing a baby. SIMBA does so much to support families – it is our way of ensuring that they are still able to do so in the future."

http://www.turtledoveplaycafe.co.uk/

Right Medicine Pharmacy

Right Medicine Pharmacy is a growing chain of independent award winning pharmacies located throughout Scotland. It has grown in size to 22 pharmacies and 150 team members and have collected many awards during the way. SiMBA are delighted to be partnering with the company as their chosen charity of year 2017 and look forward to working with them.

http://www.rightmedicinepharmacy.co.uk/

We have a continued partnership with :

Gecko

Business partners Mhairi and Mike wanted to support SiMBA after Mhairi and her husband lost their daughter Callie in 2013. Gecko are a full service digital agency based in Edinburgh, they have created this website for SiMBA.

http://www.wearegecko.com/

G Fitzsimmons & Son

G Fitzsimmons & Son provide a complete range of blacksmith, welding, steel fabrication and fencing contractor services in Midlothian, Edinburgh and around Scotland. Grant Fitzsimmons personally volunteers for SiMBA soldering every leaf donated by parents onto our trees of tranquility and generally maintaining the trees.

http://gfitzsimmonsandson.co.uk/

Unison Lothian Health Branch Scotland

Unison Lothian Health Branch have supported SIMBA since it's inception. We have SiMBA branding in their shops in the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh and St Johns Hospital in Livingston. Staff have raised thousands of pounds for us by taking part in sponsored events and the have supported many events corporately too.

http://www.unison-scotland.org/about-us/contacts/edinburgh-and-the-lothians-branches/lothian-health-branch/

http://www.unison-scotland.org/about-us/contacts/edinburgh-and-the-lothians-branches/lothian-health-branch/
Special thanks to...

Design by JK

Design by JK is an award winning independent brand, packaging and digital design consultancy based in Edinburgh, providing design services for all our marketing materials. Director, Jonny Kermode and his partner, Sara, wanted to support SiMBA after their baby Rose was stillborn in 2014, a time when SiMBA were an amazing support.

http://www.designbyjk.co.uk/

Amanda Berry and Knitted Kitty

Thank you to Amanda Berry for kindly allowing us to use her knitting pattern for Nutmeg bear for our memory boxes. http://fluffandfuzz.weebly.com/ and to Knitted Kitty for kindly allowing us to use her Butterfly Blanket knitting pattern for our Memory Boxes. http://www.knittedkitty.com/

Robert Murphy Foundation

The Robert Murphy Charity Foundation was established in 2013 in Roberts memory. Robert was an incredibly giving person, and the charity based in Stirling ensures that 100% of all monies raised are re-distributed back to those in need, in the Stirlingshire area and beyond. In addition each year the foundation have pledged to make an annual donation to the Cardiology Unit at Larbert Hospital (as Robert spent a great deal of time here before he passed away) and to SIMBA. We would like to thank the foundation for their continued support.

http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/charity/the-robert-murphy-charity-foundation

Johnston Smillie

In 2016 SiMBA were chosen as one of JohnstonSmillie's nominated charities and benefited from the many different fundraising activities that were carried out over the course of the year.

http://www.jsca.co.uk/location

Ash Glass Design

Ash Glass Design offers a range of handcrafted glass art designs incorporating the ashes of your little one in your chosen personalised colour. Your child's ashes will be treated with the utmost respect and care that we would have for a loved one of our own and results in an artistic and elegant item that can be treasured forever.

http://www.ashglassdesign.co.uk/

Ash Glass Design