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No parent can ever imagine having to be told that their baby has died at a stage where they are preparing for a life with their newborn. The shock and numbness is unimaginable.

The way that we approach families, and the way that we help them to make memories is incredibly important; even the smallest gesture can mean the world. Our job is to empower parents, to take away their fear if we can by encouraging them to hold and cuddle their newborn and create memories that can never be taken away.

Each time a parent looks into their Memory Box, we want it to be full of memories; time spent with their baby, time creating the clay imprint kits, inkless certificates, making hand and foot prints together, taking photos together. A Memory Box is often described as a parent’s most treasured possession.

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The Memory Box is more than just a box; it is an essential tool to help parents to gather as many memories as they can of the precious time that they spend with their baby.

We supply our Memory Boxes to Maternity, Pregnancy Support, Neonatal Units, Hospices, and to individuals upon request.

We have small, medium and large Boxes, each designed for a specific gestational loss. We would suggest our small Memory Box for a loss of a baby less than 14 weeks, our medium Memory Box for a loss between 14 – 24 weeks and our large Memory Box for a loss over 24 weeks. Where a family has lost twins or triplets we will chat with them to ensure they receive the right Memory Box for their individual circumstances. 


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Why a Memory Box?

By gifting a Memory Box to parents and treating their baby as an individual you are helping to break the fear and taboo that can be associated with miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death.

You are helping to create the most precious memories which will be remembered each time the box is opened, and treasured for a lifetime.

Our Memory Boxes are donated to hospitals and hospices across Scotland so they can then be gifted to parents. We also gift Memory Boxes to families who may not have had the opportunity to receive a Memory Box at the time.

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What makes up a Memory Box?

Parents will never forget being encouraged and empowered to create their Memory Box; to be supported in making their baby’s imprints, for them to choose and cut where the wisp of hair comes from, supporting parents to write a message in their “Just to Say” card and encouraging them to take pictures of their baby and spend time with them.

Every Memory Box is made up by a Simba volunteer and prepared with love and care. Each contains a feedback card to be returned to us so that we can continually look to improve our Memory Boxes.

We have small, medium and large Boxes, each designed for a specific gestational loss.

If a family has lost twins or triplets then we would suggest offering more than one Memory Box, although they also many want to keep everything together.

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Recommended for a loss of less than 14 weeks gestation.

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Medium Simba
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Recommended for a loss between 14-24 weeks gestation.

Large Simba
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Recommended for a loss over 24 weeks gestation.

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Haydon Kennon Foundation

The Haydon Kennan Foundation was created in memory of Haydon Kennan, who became an angel at the age of 15 weeks and 2 days.

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Support us with a donation

Without fundraising, Simba would simply not be able to provide the support that so many bereaved families need at their critical time of loss. We heavily rely on the kindness and generosity from our incredible supporters throughout the year.

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