Lettings Staff Charity Walk
Members of our Residential Lettings Department were delighted to have been selected to take part in a once in a lifetime opportunity to walk the Queensferry Crossing. On 3 September 2017, Sarah-Anne Gow, Gemma Duncanson and Jane Urquhart were part of the 50,000 people from Scotland and across the world to be selected to cross the bridge on foot, which is now the main route for traffic crossing the Forth. Unlike the Forth Road Bridge, it has no pedestrian crossing.
Having seen the opportunity being promoted on the SiMBA Facebook page, the team decided to raise funds and awareness of this charity, one which is very close to their hearts.
Simpson’s Memory Box Appeal, help those affected by the loss of a baby. One way is providing a “Memory Box”, a treasure chest of mementos such as “the blanket of love”, birth acknowledgement certificate, hand and foot prints and in some cases photos. SiMBA aims to provide the precious Memory Box to any Maternity Unit which wishes to have them and have now introduced their Memory Boxes throughout Scotland, England and Wales from the largest of maternity and neonatal units to the very smallest of hospitals making sure no parent ever goes without.
The SiMBA Trees of Tranquillity are stunning hand crafted, life sized sculptures, made from re-cycled metals, which have been created in response to the needs of parents. The Tree’s design is unique to SiMBA, and is adorned with individual leaves, which each represent a baby and can be engraved with a personal message. Its aim is to offer bereaved parents the opportunity to honour their baby in a simple, quiet way and will effectively ‘grow’ as leaves are added.
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 will provide the means to express a private and public declaration in memory of the lost hopes and dreams for the baby.
SiMBA also provides funding to hospitals to assist in providing Family Rooms within maternity units, in order to offer parents the opportunity to spend further precious time with and prepare to say goodbye to their baby in peaceful and private accommodation.
The team raised an amazing £1612.50 by holding a wine raffle and coffee morning in the office and at home. Pictured is Norma Murray, the Lead Facilitator for SiMBA’s Inverness support group accepting the cheque.