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.

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. 

Sarah Miles – Sarah cut her teeth as a journalist at the BBC in 2002 and now works in content marketing for global brands with a focus on health and family. As Editor of Tesco Magazine she oversaw Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life magazine and ran communications workshops for CLIC Sargent. A former parent adviser for Bliss, she currently volunteers for TAMBA (Twins and Multiple Birth Association) Bereavement Support Group. Sarah gave birth to premature twins at 28 weeks and spent over six months in NICU before her youngest died from surgical complications. 

Matt Wilkinson – 


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

The Smallest Things is a registered charity – number 1171631

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.


  3. Pingback: Finalist! MumsNet Best Campaigner Award | The Smallest Things

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