** Tree of Tranquillity Projects - IMPORTANT UPDATE **
There is nothing we would have loved more than to have been able to let you know that we have or will soon be attaching leaves again to our Trees of Tranquillity. We know how very important and precious each and every leaf is and how much it means to have a place to visit where you can see your leaf on the Tree; a place where you can hopefully, join us next year at one of our Butterfly Releases.
However it is with regret, that due to the constant restrictions, we have been unable to attach leaves to many of our Trees and that once again we are unable to send leave out during this time. We would like to assure you, that as soon as we are able to, we will send your requested leaf to you and that we will attach leaves to all of our Trees. So, if you have returned your leaf to us please be assured that we are keeping it safe, and we'll email to let you know as soon as it has been attached, if you have requested a leaf then we will post it to you as soon as we are able to.
If you have still to return your leaf please keep it safe just now and if you have a leaf but would prefer to keep it at home to add to your Memory Box rather than return your leaf to SiMBA, please just let us know (by emailing email@example.com) so we can update your records.
We would like to say a special thank you to Andrew Fenner for creating this beautiful film for us.
The SiMBA Trees of Tranquillity are unique to SiMBA, they are stunning hand crafted, life sized sculptures, made from copper, where each leaf on the tree represents a baby who has died. Each Tree is adorned with individual leaves, each engraved with a personal message. The Tree of Tranquillity offers bereaved parents the opportunity to honour their baby in a simple, quiet way.
The Tree of Tranquillity is not just for the newly bereaved but also parents who sadly lost their baby years ago and were perhaps provided with little or no recognition of their baby’s existence. The Tree provides the means to express a private and public declaration in memory of the lost hopes and dreams for our babies. It is a beautiful symbol of remembrance, that effectively ‘grows’ as leaves are added.
Sometimes quiet, shared actions, such as placing a leaf on the tree, can say more and be more meaningful than words.
If you would like to visit a Tree of Tranquillity please adhere to current local restrictions in your area and check with your Tree of Tranquillity site before you travel.
Please note that the Gift Aid donated to support our Trees of Tranquillity campaign below will be used by SiMBA to allow us to continue to provide our vital core services.
Support the SiMBA Trees of Tranquillity
Please donate here to support the cost of leaves and the maintenance of our Trees of TranquillityDonate today
We currently have Trees of Tranquillity in the following areas:
- Airedale, West Yorkshire
- City of Dundee, Tayside
- City of Edinburgh & Lothians
- Galashiels, Scottish Borders
- City of Glasgow
- City of Inverness
- Kirkwall, Orkney
- Oban, Argyll & Bute
- Gourock, Inverclyde
- Dumfries and Galloway
and we are currently fundraising for Trees of Tranquillity in :
If you would like to have a Tree of Tranquillity in your area please contact Gillian on 0131 353 0055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adding a leaf
SiMBA, at your request, will send you a leaf for any of the Trees of Tranquillity, which you can then have engraved and return to us in the envelope we provide. To request your leaf just complete the form below, please note that there is no limit to the number of leaves that you can request. Leaves are periodically added to the Tree.