Why take part in the Kilt Walk?

This image shows the Family room currently being used in the Borders General Hospital in Melrose, Scotland.


This image shows the artists impression for the new design, for the room that could be available for families with your help. 


We are currently working on 5 Family Room Projects in; Borders General Hospital, Simpsons in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary; St John's Hospital in Livingston; Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley and the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital in Glasgow and we want to look at more in the future. 

Family Rooms are provided within maternity units to offer parents an opportunity to spend precious time with, and prepare to say goodbye to, their baby in peaceful and private accommodation. They are ideally positioned away from the main wards but with maternity staff and medical facilities on hand. Family members and friends may also visit if desired.


We have been promoting the Kiltwalk over the last few weeks as they are our main fundraising focus for 2018. We are aiming to have at least 250 supporters walking for SiMBA across all 4 Kiltwalks; Glasgow. Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh. Imagine joining a sea of SiMBA walkers, all walking together to raise awareness and support bereaved families. 

Did you know that the Hunter Foundation will top up all funds raised by 40% so every £100 raised = £140 for SiMBA and just by entering to take part you will be entered into a draw to win a brand new 

All funds raised will be split between SiMBA and the Lola Commons Fund for SiMBA to help to fund our vital services and these incredible Family Room Projects.

What about training?

We've got that covered too our amazing friends at Achievement Coaching have created a series of videos for you to help you with your training. Just click on the link here to access their webpage or you can view their short videos below, each one lasting under 10 minutes!  

Whether you are new to walking/running, or a seasoned pro, Achievement Coaching have put together a series of 3 short workout videos for you to do at home to build up your walking/running strength, get those all important glutes fired up and improve your walking/running technique. 

With options and progressions these are suitable for every fitness level.There is also a stretching video for all those major walking/running muscle groups and a PDF that you can download too!


How do I sign up?

To sign up click on the following link: http://www.thekiltwalk.co.uk choose your walk and choose SiMBA as your charity then email Danielle on fundraising@simbacharity.org.uk to let us know that you're doing something amazing and  taking part in the Kiltwalk for SiMBA. We'll send you a t-shirt for you to wear on the day and more details about the event.

There's more information about each Kiltwalk on the events page of our website too:

Click here for GLASGOW - 29.04.18

Click here for ABERDEEN - 03.06.18

Click here for DUNDEE - 19.08.18

Click here for EDINBURGH - 16.09.18

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE to bereaved families. YOU CAN walk with us to show your support. YOU CAN DO IT!