our story and how it all began...
meet the team
MISS follows the OSCR (Scottish Charity Regulator) guidelines for Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) status which is under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005. Therefore we have a Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer and Committee Members which meet on a monthly basis to discuss matters arising, chairpersons and treasurers report, fundraising/events and any other business.
fundraising & events lead
“I joined MISS after having to research support for myself after my miscarriage in 2019. I couldn’t help but feel there was something really wrong about walking away from the hospital with no support. Thankfully I found MISS and was so impressed by the team after attending a bingo afternoon I knew I had to join and help. The team inspired me to want to do more and after a spell of being the Secretary Abi put her trust in me and I took on the role of Fundraising Events Lead. Events is something I have always loved doing for charity and so this is my dream role.”
“I ensure our financial records are accurate and we meet the necessary reporting obligations required of a register charity. Having had my own struggles with infertility I think the charity provides a great service for those seeking support from others who have ensured similar experiences and also somewhere to turn to for advice.”
“The reason I am volunteering with MISS is because I would love to be able to give back. I can see already that MISS helps so many people and it’s lovely to be a part of that. As Secretary I want to make a difference by supporting the charity and putting in as much time and effort as I can. With Covid taking a lot of the headlines for the last year or so it’s also important to remember the other things going on too.”
meet our committee members
male lead volunteer
“I volunteer here with MISS to try and encourage discussion around this still taboo subject that affects so many people and through my role, I want to support, listen and be there for as many people who are struggling with their own miscarriages as I possibly can. I am very keen to utilise my education in counselling to help wherever I can.”
“I chose to support MISS after seeing the effects a loss has on families. I work within the maternity hospital and I have supported women/partners through their losses and have an insight in how things could be improved.”
“I was approached by Abi through my role as Community Champion at Asda Dyce to see if I could help in any way. As I had gone through a miscarriage with my first pregnancy, I was more than willing to help wherever I can.”
want to join our team?
We have various tasks and activities including fundraising/events, marketing, increasing awareness about charity, funding applications which we need help on. If you can spare, even just a couple hours each month please let us know as it would be great to have you on board with our committee.