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Support the Family Room in St John's Hospital

The Lola Commons Fund for SiMBA are fundraising with the help of others to refurbish the family room in Ward 11, St Johns Hospital. We are working closely with the team in St Johns to meet their specific needs for the families in their care.
Charity Registration No: SC038243

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A peaceful and private place to say goodbye.

Family Rooms within maternity units offer parents the opportunity to spend further precious time with and prepare to say goodbye to their baby in peaceful and private accommodation. They are ideally positioned away from the main wards but with maternity staff and medical facilities on hand. Family members and friends may also visit if desired.

Family rooms are the most special place; a place where we can't change the sadness of what has happened but we can and have changed the feel and the sanctuary of the space. Time spent in our family rooms making the most precious of memories, time together as a family, with family and friends, time that can never be replaced will now be time spent in the most perfect surroundings.

The Lola Commons Fund for SiMBA fundraisers cover the cost of each family room refurbishment and we work closely with the hospitals to meet their specific needs. SiMBA will then create a working group; encouraging maternity staff to get involved and play a key role in the refurbishment, arrange for the decoration of the room and finally organising the official unveiling.

Having recently refurbished family rooms at the Royal Alexandra Maternity, Paisley, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glasgow and the Serenity Suite at Nottingham University Hospital, we are currently working on a family room project in St Johns Hospital.

We would like to thank everyone whoa has donated off line to support this project :

HSBC Security Services who donated £10,000 from our charity partnership in 2017/18

Anne Rankin and the staff at TK Maxx

Jonny Williams and the staff at Womble Bond Dickinson LLP

Please support us an continue to share this page and help to raise awareness for this incredible project.

Thank you for helping to make a difference,






Laura Kirk


raised by 158 supporters


Toni Nicol


raised by 10 supporters



Elaine and Allan

3 months ago

Good luck to all taking part for this great cause


Paige Noble & Brain Chapman

4 months ago

I had a fundraising event in April to raise money to purchase a cold cot for St. John’s hospital. From the money left I would like to donate to yourselves and sands.



9 months ago

About the charity


SiMBA is a unique charity, we respond to the needs of those affected by the loss of a baby. We help families create the most precious memories. Through fundraising for SiMBA you will help us to raise awareness, thank you. For more information about the work of SiMBA www.simbacharity.org.uk

Charity Registration No: SC038243


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