Date:  27/08/2022

Time:  13:00

Location:  Virtual Event

 

 

The Butterfly Remembrance is a unique event offering support and providing a safe space for families affected by the loss of a baby to come together. The service gives you the opportunity to be with others who understand and brings family, friends, healthcare professionals, and the community together to honour babies in a gentle and meaningful way.

We would like to invite you and those closest to you, to join us at this incredibly special virtual event. Complete the registration form by Wednesday 17th August and we will send you your own beautiful wooden butterfly(ies) personalised with either your babies names, blank or with the SiMBA logo, wildflower seeds to plant somewhere special to you and order of service; so that together we can honour all our babies in a positive and meaningful way. 

 

FAQ’s 

How do I get my personalised wooden bunting? 
When you register for the service, there will be a space to write your baby’s name, or the name you know your baby by. We will then send your butterfly(ies) to you so that you will have it with you for the service.

Do I have to share my baby's name? 
No, you don't have to share your baby's name with us. If you would prefer you can request a plain butterfly, a SiMBA butterfly, or you can choose not to have a wooden butterfly made for you.

Do I have to have a butterfly to join the event?
No, please feel free to join the event online. Details of how to join will be posted here as soon as possible.

Is the event religious?
 
The Butterfly Remembrance is a non-religious service.

How long does the event last? 
Approximately 30mins

What time will the service begin? 
We hope to stream the service from around 1pm on the 27th August. Details of how to join will be posted here as soon as possible.

Do I have to register my attendance? 
No, please feel free to join the event online. Details of how to join will be posted here as soon as possible.

How much does it cost? 
This year the Scottish Government has supported the Butterfly Remembrance events, although you can still make a donation to support our services when you registerPlease note that our booking form requires a minimum donation of £0.01 to cover our processing costs, and any additional donation that you make will allow us to continue to be there for families affected by baby loss. 
 
If you would prefer not to donate, or if you would like to purchase additional butterflies then please email yvonne.xander@simbacharity.org.uk


Coronavirus
 (COVID-19) staying safe and protecting others
 
If you are unwell with COVID-19 symptoms or have a high temperature, you should follow the ‘Stay at Home’ guidance available on NHS Inform. 

We politely request that you:  

  • Cover your nose and mouth if coughing or sneezing 

  • Hand sanitise regularly at the event. 

  • Try and keep some distance from those outside your own household – take a step back. We are  supporting the Scottish Governments Distance Aware scheme. The scheme is designed to help those worried about mixing with others as we adapt to living with COVID-19. By wearing a Distance Aware badge or lanyard it shows others that you need space. Free lanyards and badges are available from your local ASDA, libraries and can be ordered online here :Distance Aware - Bevan Commission. For more information on the Distance Aware Scheme click:  www.gov.scot/distanceaware   

 

 

 
We can all play our part as we adapt to living with COVID-19. To find out more, visit www.gov.scot/distanceaware