Update: As you may be aware, SiMBA was in a financial crisis at the start of 2023. Since then, thanks to thousands of our supporters, we are recovering well. In January, we made the decision to focus on the gifting of our Memory Boxes until the end of this year. As a result, we have put the ordering of engraved leaves for our Trees of Tranquillity on hold until early 2024. We ask for your understanding and to please bear with us until then. Thank you.
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.
The following video, created by Andrew Fenner explains just how important our beautiful Trees of Tranquillity are.
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 :
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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.