Vital improvements to family facilities
SSCB needs your help in raising £300k
We are delighted to announce that approval has been granted for the upgrade of family facilities within the unit.
This will include the refurbishment of the parent/family waiting area, provision of tea and coffee making facilities as well as the upgrade of the parent rooms which are made available to parents of the sickest babies, allowing them to stay overnight and be close to their baby.
We understand the stress and anxiety that having a baby who requires neonatal care places on families and parental well being is equally important to the care that each baby receives in the unit.
As such, we have committed to raising £300,000 to support NHS funding for the refurbishment of the family facilities.
We therefore need your support! Please donate now via our Family Facilities Donate page to help.
Help by donating:
World Prematurity Awareness Month and World Prematurity Day
Thursday 17th November 2022
You may be aware that November is World Prematurity Awareness month which shines a spotlight on the special issues facing babies that are born prematurely, whilst celebrating the increasing number of babies who survive and go on to live fulfilling and active lives despite their challenging start in life.
It's a time of reflection for family, friends and colleagues who have been or know someone who has given birth or sadly lost a premature baby, and to acknowledge and say thanks to all staff involved in neonatal care.
We all have our own special story and if you would like to share yours please do get in touch and we will look to post as many of these as possible on the 17th November 2022 to mark World Prematurity Awareness Day. Photos to support your story are particularly welcomed as long as you are comfortable for them to be included on the website.
Share your pictures or special memory on social media and tag @sscbcharity, using #PrematurityAwarenessMonth #1in10babies.
Thank you for sending & updating us with your Family Stories
Gift Giving Tree
Our Gift Giving Cards illustrate how your donation helps us, and like the Gift Giving Tree brings a little sparkle from your kind support.
Whatever the size of your donation, make a difference at Christmas and support Simpsons Special Care Babies charity in enhancing the Neonatal Unit at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Hospital.
Every baby is a little creation, and we think that our NICU babies are that little bit extra special.
Share your Little Creations with us; a drawing, painting or one of our special colouring activity sheets adapted from our very own Winging It! SSCB book.
The Big Give 2021
Thank you - You helped raise £5,070!
One donation, twice the impact
Simpsons Special Care Babies participates in The Big Give Christmas Challenge.
The UK’s largest match funding campaign. In 2020, the campaign raised over £20m for 764 charities.
We are raising money for our project, Family Facilities Refurbishment. Donations to this project were matched for 7 days from 30 November 12pm to 7 December 12pm 2021, #ChristmasChallenge21.
What happens during the Christmas Challenge?
Donations made to our project via theBigGive.org.uk were doubled during the campaign.
If you would like to support our work next year, we highly recommend doing so during the Christmas Challenge when your donation will be doubled and make even more of a difference to us.
The Big Give 2022
Dates for 2022 to be confirmed.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
Finally, please pass on this message to anyone who you think might be interested in supporting us and having their donation doubled.
One donation, twice the impact
Giving Tuesday is the day to do good stuff for charity.
Make a difference
We would love it if you, your family or your business select SSCB this coming Giving Tuesday.
We’re delighted to have your support any day of the year but if you feel like fundraising for SSCB this Giving Tuesday there’s lots you can do to help.
Just a Tweet
How about giving SSCB a shout out on social media? Sharing our work or a link to our fundraising page is really helpful to raise awareness of our current campaigns. Please use the hashtag #GivingTuesday and where possible tag @givingtuesdayuk.
British Bake Off fans take note, this is your chance to sell your best creations and fundraise for SSCB. Host a baking stall in your office or take some treats to a local community group. After all, everyone loves cake!
Now is a good time to bag some stocking fillers or Christmas cards. Did you know you can shop SSCB merchandise and cards directly from our website? Simple! Spend your pennies with us this Christmas without braving the winter chill.
If you’ve chosen not to send physical Christmas cards this year, you could take this opportunity to make a charitable donation instead, even sponsor a quilt.
Got an idea of your own?
SSCB Teddy Bears' Picnic
Thank you for your support
It's never too late to host a Teddy Bears' Picnic and raise much needed funds for the organisation.
Host your picnic
Raise & donate
Share a pic
Win a giant bear
View the SSCB Teddy Bears' Picnic:
Sing a Song for Simpsons
We’ll really miss our annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic this year. It's usually a chance for us to get together with our supporters, sing songs, have fun and raise money for the neonatal unit. But because that's not possible, we’re asking your children to help us create a musical adventure from home instead!
Like all small charities in the UK, we've been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. We would love it if your family would Sing a Song for Simpsons to share joy at this tough time and help raise much needed funds for the neonatal unit.