Airedale NHS Foundation Trust Hospital
The Airedale, West Yorkshire Tree of Tranquillity was installed in the grounds of Airedale Hospital NHSFT in May 2018. The Tree of a Tranquility was a joint project which was funded by Aidan's Elephants but created, installed and maintained by SiMBA.
The Tree bears individual leaves which have been engraved with a personal message, each one representing a forever loved and missed baby.
The garden has been designed to be a tranquil, private space, brightened with floral displays and subtle lighting.
The entrance to the garden has a stunning custom designed metal gate, depicting an elephant to represent Aidan's Elephants and the Sunbeam Support Group (run by Airedale Midwives). The delicate leaves represent the Tree of Tranquillity and the little hand and footprints represent the babies and children who will be remembered there. The Sunbeam Garden is open to anyone who wishes to visit.
To request a leaf for the Airedale Tree of Tranquillity Click here and select “Airedale”.As soon as you request a leaf for our Tree of Tranquillity we will add your details to our database to be held indefinitely so that you can return your leaf to us whenever you feel ready. We will also let you know when leaves are being attached, make you aware of any awareness events at your preferred tree location (i.e our annual Butterfly Releases) and we will inform you of any incidents or damage.
When your leaf is sent to you we will include details of our recommended engraver(s). These are individual(s) that we have spoken with who understand the importance of the Tree of Tranquillity and the leaf that you are entrusting them to engrave (however you are welcome to take your leaf to an engraver of your choice).
Once your leaf has been engraved, please return it to SiMBA in the packaging provided, remember to include your completed return a leaf form!
We add leaves to our Trees of Tranquillity at regular intervals throughout the year. As soon as your leaf has been attached we will send you a photograph of your leaf on the Tree of Tranquillity so that you can see exactly where it has been positioned.
If you would like to speak to SiMBA about your leaf for the Tree of Tranquillity please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on Aidan’s Elephants please click here.
Join a SiMBA closed Facebook Page Group
We have closed Facebook groups specifically to support those affected by the loss of a baby, a group for men only, grandparents and those who wish to share their babies photos. The groups are available 24 hours a day, giving families access exactly when they need it.Click here to join
Join a SiMBA Virtual Support Group
We are currently running virtual support groups via Zoom. Click through for details of your nearest group and details of how to join our next meeting.Click here
The Sunbeam Support Group provides a welcoming space for anyone who has experienced the loss of a baby or young child. Parents can meet other families who are grieving for their children, talk openly about their loss, discuss coping mechanisms and eventually – learn to live again.
Please note that this is not a SIMBA support group it is run by Airedale Midwives. The group offers not only a wealth of experience and advice for bereaved parents, but a substantial amount of grief-related resources too, including a lending library which allows parents to borrow books related to the topic of baby loss.
Please contact the Sunbeam Support Group directly by visiting The Sunbeam Support Group Facebook Page if you would like further information about the group or would like to attend a meeting.