The Lola Commons fund for SiMBA was established by Lisa Hague, SiMBA Ambassador, in 2013 following the stillbirth of her first daughter Lola in 2008. The main aim of the fund is to redecorate and refurbish hospital rooms to convert them into beautiful family rooms and provide vital equipment within the rooms including Cuddle Cots, Camera equipment, fold down beds for partners to stay.
As a charity we work with the team in each ward/maternity area to design a bespoke room and provide a comfortable space for parents to spend time with their baby creating the most precious memories.
Lisa and her fiancee Kris Commons never spent time with Lola and not getting the chance to create memories remains one of their biggest regrets.
Lisa said “I am so proud of the Lola Commons Fund for SiMBA, being able to support families through the trauma that Kris and myself went through is an honour. Thank you to everyone who has supported us, please continue to help us to support families through this devastating time.”
The fund is currently working on family room refurbishments in the following hospitals. To learn more about these projects and to support a refurbishment please click HERE :
In addition to the family rooms the fund has also supported the following projects:
- Donating Cuddle Cots to The Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, Dr Grays, Elgin, The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley, the Neonatal Unit, St Johns Hospital, Livingston, The Western Isles Hospital. The Cuddle Cot or Cold Cot as it is was formerly known is a cool mattress specially designed to slow down the deterioration of the baby; allowing parents to spend more time with their little one before they have to say goodbye.
- Providing funding for advanced bereavement training for Health Care professionals in Edinburgh & Glasgow.
- Gifting essential family room equipment to many hospitals throughout Scotland such as cameras, printers, radios, fold down beds.
Our thanks also go to the Lola Commons fund Ambassadors Neil and Joanne Alexander, who have supported SiMBA and the Lola Commons fund since January 2016.
If you could like support SiMBA or the Lola Commons Fund for SiMBA please donate here : https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/finalCharityHomepage.action?charityId=1010641