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Our Education and Awareness – a snapshot of 6 months in 2021

Our Education and Awareness – a snapshot of 6 months in 2021

15th July 2021

Well, it is safe to say the pandemic has not stopped us or even slowed us down from delivering our safe sleep messages to professionals, community groups and families across Scotland. We have also been busy creating new resources and networking. Looking back over the past six months, here is what we have been busy […]

Funders backing our work

Funders backing our work

14th July 2021

Any family who has benefitted from the dedicated one-to-one support from one of our outreach bereavement support workers, will know what a huge difference this can make. It helps their recovery, their ongoing wellbeing and improved mental health and helps them learn to live with the loss of their precious child. Counselling and the various […]

Isn’t collaboration wonderful?

Isn’t collaboration wonderful?

14th July 2021

We are proud to be partnering with Mini First Aid. Kate and Matt Ball, founders of Mini First Aid, faced the dragons in Dragon’s Den recently. They won the backing of dragon, Sara Davies. It is testament to their hard work and the successful business they have established. We are delighted that they are supporting […]

The First Day – Our Summer Campaign

The First Day – Our Summer Campaign

14th July 2021

We are almost ready to launch a new and unforgettable summer awareness campaign. It is called The First Day. It has captured the hearts of anyone who has heard it.  Every person involved has been beyond brilliant – the script writers, the camera crew, the actresses doing the voice over on video and radio and […]

Orkney man raises over £2.5k in memory of his daughter

Orkney man raises over £2.5k in memory of his daughter

7th July 2021

Graham Nicholson took on the epic challenge of walking around South Ronaldsay Shannon Agnes Margaret Nicholson was born on 8 March 2001, but sadly died in December that year, at just 9 months old. Her Dad, Graham, decided to walk over 30 miles in one day, on Father’s Day, to commemorate his daughter in the […]

Could you be our next Fundraising Volunteer?

Could you be our next Fundraising Volunteer?

7th July 2021

We are looking for a Fundraising Volunteer to assist our Fundraising Manager with an administrative task which involves researching via the internet and entering information into a spreadsheet. Experience & Skills No experience is necessary as full training will be provided, however we do require that you have: Good communication, IT and typing skills. Access […]

Looking for a new challenge?

Looking for a new challenge?

25th June 2021

As we approach the midway point of 2021, it’s fantastic to see that so many outdoor challenge events are up and running again. We have managed to secure some places in the following events and would love for you to take part to help raise funds and awareness for the Scottish Cot Death Trust. If […]

Continuing with Child Safety Week

Continuing with Child Safety Week

11th June 2021

The weather has been warming up across Scotland recently but, whatever the weather outside, it’s important to remember that young babies under 3 months old are not able to regulate their temperature very well. This function develops as they grow, but until then you have to make choices to ensure your baby is sleeping in […]

Commit to Quit

Commit to Quit

31st May 2021

The World No Tobacco Day theme for 2021 is “Commit to Quit.” The Member States of the World Health Organization created World No Tobacco Day in 1987 as a response to the global tobacco crisis and the diseases and deaths caused by the epidemic. Tobacco kills more than 8 million people each year.  More than 7 million of those deaths are the result of direct […]

SUDI risk calculator funding

SUDI risk calculator funding

18th May 2021

A SUDI Risk calculator is a practical tool to help professionals have informed person centred conversations about safe sleep for babies. It allows any midwife or health visitor to approach the subject with each family they support using an evidence base and to explore any known risk factors for an individual baby and what the […]