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Our Charity

Hannah’s House is a charitable trust, it has four trustees each bringing a wealth of experience to ensure that the charity is run with excellence, to meet the needs of the families that we support.


Jessica Weeks

Co Founder

Jessica is Emelia’s Mummy and Hannah’s House Founder.

Her primary goal is to turn the pain experienced by the death of her daughter into a place of refuge for families who have suffered any kind of babyloss. Her desire is to help families know that babyloss is not the end of their story that there is hope to be found in the future.

Her story of triumph over grief has been featured in Take-A-Break magazine and local press.

Her and her work for Hannah’s House has been recognised by Ladies First Professional Development and Woman Who.

Veronica Pope


Before embarking on a career in Education, Veronica worked in various finance roles within industry with some specific responsibilities such as Money Market investments and implementing finance packages.

Veronica has worked as primary School Business Manager for the last ten years. Prior to this, she had mainly worked in large secondary schools. With over twenty-six years of experience in Education finance, Veronica possesses strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and build relationships at all levels. She has Finance, HR, Health and Safety, Audit and Risk Management skills.

Veronica is a mum to two daughters and Grandma to four, Emelia in heaven and three with her. She has a passion for improving the lives and opportunities of children and enhancing their life chances. Veronica loves gardening and encouraging people.

Sally Quintanilla


​Originally from Bristol, Sally moved to Coventry in 2002 to pioneer Hebron Christian Faith Church which she and her husband, John pastor together.

They have been married for 34 years and have four adult children who are all actively involved in the Church.

Her journey includes coming through some seemingly hopeless situations to a place of flourishing and hope, having encountered some tough challenges

Cathy Rigby


Cath Rigby grew up in the north of England and has lived in Coventry since 1975. She has been married to Bob for 46 years and they have two grown up children and two grandsons. As a retired Health Visitor she understands how detrimentally the death of a baby can affect the whole family. Cath and her husband, Bob were on hand to support Jessica and Andrew in the aftermath of Emelia’s death (and ever since!).

She retired from Health Visiting nine years ago and since then has kept busy walking the dog, gardening and attempting a few crafts. She serves on the leadership team at Hebron Christian Faith Church and helps out there in various roles.

Walter Nharaunda


Walter has been married to Molly for 18 years and they have three boys. Both Molly & Walter have served in the armed forces, and Walter currently works in the transport sector.

Sadly they have experienced the loss of a baby and Walter is committed to helping families in similar situations.