The Crichton Trust
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Address The Crichton Trust
Grierson House
The Crichton
Dumfries
DG1 4ZE

Our 10th The Tree of Tranquillity has now been installed in the grounds of the Crichton Trust in Dumfries

 

We are very proud to announce that following successful fundraising we have now installed our 10th Tree of Tranquillity in the beautiful grounds of the Crichton Trust in Dumfries.

  

 
The Dumfries Tree of Tranquillity itself, plaque and bench were installed on the 30th of November. We would like to thank everyone at the Crichton Trust who welcomed this project and landscaped the area surrounding the Tree so beautifully for us. 

Pictured above : Gordon Clark, Crichton Trust with fundraisers Jill Cameron, Lauren Brydson and Sara Fitzsimmons, CEO, SiMBA

Gwilym Gibbons, Chief Executive of The Crichton Trust said:“The Crichton has long been a place of peace and reflection. We are humbled that the grounds have been chosen as a home for a Tree of Tranquillity and all the loved and lost lives it will represent. We believe the surroundings of The Crichton will through the seasons provide a beautiful backdrop to such a very special Tree”. 


A special thank you also goes to stonemason Steven Jackson who donated this beautiful memorial stone to the site.

 

 

 Pictured above the D&G Fundraising Committee

 “The D&G Committee came together to support Lauren and in turn supported SiMBA to raise over £27,000 with the support of the local community, other fundraisers and donors, which pushed this project into completion within a very short period of time. The amount of support locally for this project has been incredible, it shows just how much this beautiful memorial means to everyone in Dumfries and Galloway.” Sara Fitzsimmons, MBE, MBA, RM, Chief Executive Officer, SiMBA

 We would like to thank Lauren Brydson and the "D&G Baby Loss Awareness Tree Committee" (Jill Cameron, Karen Little, Becky Little, Lindsay Temlett, Nicole Clark, Rachael Brown, Louise Copeland and Claire Burgess), Lynsi Mills and everyone who has fundraised and donated to support this project.

“This beautiful tree acts as a memorial to not only those who have been recently bereaved but also to those who were affected by baby loss many years ago. It provides sometimes the first opportunity for parents and family members to write down baby’s name, giving recognition to historic losses which is so very important.” Sara Fitzsimmons, MBE, MBA, RM, Chief Executive Officer, SiMBA

To request a leaf for the Dumfries Tree of Tranquillity CLICK HERE and select “Dumfries” 

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 should these occur.

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 will add any leaves as soon as we can in line with current guidelines. 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 trees@simbacharity.org.uk.

 

To read more about Lauren and D&G Baby Loss Awareness Tree Committee's fundraising please click on the articles below : 

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/memorial-tree-bereaved-parents-unveiled-23182975

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/memorial-tree-bereaved-parents-installed-21994884

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/memorial-tree-for-bereaved-parents-unveiled-in-crichton-gardens-in-dumfries/ar-BB1c1Zt7

https://www.dgwgo.com/community-focus/27000-raised-for-tree-of-tranquillity-in-crichton-grounds-dumfries/

 

 

Our Tree of Tranquillity has been repaired

Over the weekend of the 23 – 25th April we were deeply saddened to hear that our Tree of Tranquillity in Dumfries & Galloway, within the grounds of The Crichton Trust, was regrettably damaged.  We are delighted to confirm that the Dumfries and Galloway Tree of Tranquillity, has now been fully repaired and is looking as beautiful as ever.

We would like to convey our thanks to the local community for their incredible support this week. It has been heartwarming to witness the strength of community spirit and to know just how much the memorial tree means to everyone.
We would also like to thank everyone who has set up and donated to local fundraising pages to help us cover the cost of repairs. We will use the remaining funds to enhance the area around the tree with lighting and storyboards.
We look forward to continuing our work in Dumfries and Galloway and in supporting those who have suffered the loss of a baby in any way we can.
Anyone who would like to place a leaf on the Tree of Tranquillity, access services or offer support to SiMBA can find out more on www.simbacharity.org.uk
With thanks from
SiMBA and The Crichton