The Smallest Things was founded in 2014 by Catriona Ogilvy following the premature birth of both her sons. As an occupational therapist in the NHS, having spent time working on a large neonatal unit, Catriona thought she knew all about premature birth… that was before she had lived the reality of the neonatal intensive care unit as a mother and life beyond.

The Smallest Things charity raises awareness of premature birth, advocates for better support following neonatal care and campaigns to extend parental leave for mothers of babies born too soon.

Meet our Trustees
Catriona OgilvyCatriona has worked in healthcare since the late 1990’s. Qualifying as an Occupational Therapist in 2004 she has worked in a number of large teaching hospitals treating children, young people and their families. Catriona was chair of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section for Children and Young People (2009 – 2011) and founded the Smallest Things in September 2014 following the premature birth of both her sons. 
Michael Smith – Mike has worked in the charity sector for many years and has extensive experience of advocacy and campaigning. The father of premature sons, Mike understands the journey that parents of premature babies face and is passionate in raising awareness of the ongoing needs following neonatal intensive care.

If you are interested in supporting the work of The Smallest Things and would like more information on how to volunteer or support our campaigns please contact Catriona at e. smallestthings@yahoo.com

* Please note that The Smallest Things Charity is currently being registered with the Charities Commission

This site is written and edited by Catriona Ogilvy; all posts and images (unless otherwise credited) are the intellectual property of the Smallest Things and must not be copied or reproduced without permission

5 thoughts on “About

  1. Pingback: NEW! – “Preemie Proud” Red Book Stickers | The Smallest Things

  2. Victoria

    Hi I am a health visitor and research lead within my team. I would love some more information around this and some stickers if possible.


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