Cuddle cot donated to the Uists
A THIRD cuddle cot has been donated to the Uists community midwifery service to enable bereaved parents to take their time when saying goodbye to their baby.
The special cot was donated by parents Sarah and Jonathan in memory of their baby boy Harris Michael Smith.
The donation means a cot will be available in the islands of Lewis and Harris, Uists and Barra ensuring appropriate support to parents.
Sarah said: ‘After suffering a late miscarriage and giving birth to Harris in June last year, Jonathan and I were given the option of spending precious time with our son. This is where we learned of the benefits of a cuddle cot and the charity Simpson’s Memory Box Appeal (SiMBA). SiMBA does so many meaningful things to help families overcome miscarriage and stillbirth. Most importantly, they give parents the confidence to create memories without fear of judgement so when I set out to do something in memory of Harris, I wanted to support the charity and other families.’
The couple, from Edinburgh, donated their cuddle cot to the Uists because of Sarah’s island connections. Her father was born and raised in Stornoway and she has family living on the islands.