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SSCB Tree of Light

Newhailes House

Until early Jan 2024

Shining a light on those babies who are not with us this Christmas

2023 SSCB Tree of Light - Newhailes House

Christmas is normally a time for joy and for families to come together but for anyone who has lost a loved one it can be a time for reflection resulting in a mix of emotions. This is particularly true for families and their friends who have experienced the loss of a baby.

This Christmas Simpsons Special Care Babies (SSCB), the official charity supporting the neonatal unit at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, has come together with the fantastic team at Newhailes House to create a Tree of Light to remember those precious babies who brought so much joy but spent so little time with us, whether snuggled in the womb or in the days, weeks or years after their birth. We want to shine a light on them and provide a safe space where you can remember them this Christmas. We can think of nowhere better to house our tree than in the wonderful grounds of

Newhailes House, Newhailes Road, Musselburgh EH21 6RY

where you can grab a coffee, take a walk or let siblings play in Weehailes playpark whilst taking a moment to remember a loved one.

2023 SSCB Tree of Light - Newhailes House

Dedicate in memory of someone special

With 1 in 8 babies now requiring the support of the neonatal unit, the funds raised will enable the purchase of state of the art equipment, advanced neonatal training for staff, and ongoing care for families who find themselves in the unit.

Collecting your bauble

The baubles will be lovingly looked after by the team at Newhailes House for those who wish to collect them beginning in the New Year.

2023 SSCB Tree of Light - Newhailes House

Support Us

We hope that you can join us on 24th November. If not, you can still support SSCB by purchasing a bauble during The Big Give week (see below) or our beautifully designed Christmas cards by visiting our SSCB shop.

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas,

Your SSCB team


Gift Giving to Charity

Whatever the size of your donation, make a difference this Christmas and support Simpsons Special Care Babies charity in enhancing the Neonatal Unit at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Hospital.


Your donation supports life saving equipment, staff in ground breaking training for neonatology, funding research & helping parents to care for their baby in neonatal care. Your donation will contribute to the General Fund used to support all of the above areas by SSCB.

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