Please join the SiMBA team in celebrating a very special week for our Executive Director Sara Fitzsimmons. SiMBA was founded in 2005, and under Sara's guidance and with her passion and determination the charity has continued to grow from strength to strength.
Sara said "This is an incredible week, I am so very grateful to my family who have supported me throughout my journey so far. SiMBA is a unique charity, one that many people haven't heard of before they have need of our services. We are changing perceptions, challenging practice and offering invaluable support to bereaved families across the country. SiMBA's success lies in our amazing team, that's what makes it work, from trustees to office staff to all the volunteers who give up their time to help us. I see this week as a great way to promote the work of SiMBA and everything that we have achieved and I would like to thank everyone for their support"
on the 6th of March Sara will received her Member of the Order of the British Empire ( MBE ) from Prince William at Buckingham Palace. Sara received confirmation of this award for her services to bereaved families in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List and is one of only 48 Scots who will receive an MBE to recognise their outstanding charity work.
on the 8th March Sara will be formally presented with her No1 Amazing Contribution award at the first No.1 Amazing Women Awards hosted by Robin & Adele at the Old Fruitmarket Glasgow.
Here is what a few of the people who Sara has supported say –
“Sara was the first person I spoke to at the charity, she gave me space to speak and rabble in about losing Theo. She gave me permission to grieve and permission to make memories that I would never have even dreamed were possible before talking to her. She is a very special lady that I am glad to call my friend.” Jenni Morris
“Sara is kind beyond words. An angel on earth who has given so much for so many more. Her inspiration rubs off on those around her and it's evident every day. Lucky to call her a friend.” Michael McGuire
“I don’t know what our family would have done without Sara, she has such a calm, quiet approach in all that she does. She has enabled us to remember our girls in such a beautiful way and has been a wonderful friend and confidante.” Susan Simpson