Directors

Luanne & Harry Rimmer

Baby Loss parents to Jonathan Joseph Rimmer (17w 4d) and Ruby & Phillip (13w 4d) all three of their babies sadly died during pregnancy. Their journey for change began after Luanne experienced a nervous breakdown in 2012 after losing the twins. Their passion then led to assisting parents and communities in breaking the silence and ensuring every parent is offered the chance to dress their baby with dignity. Something Luanne was not offered with her son Jonathan. In 2020, Luanne decided to return to study and focus on policy changes. She is currently studying full-time at Salford University for a BSc. Honours in Social Policy. Her goal is to help change policies for parents who are pregnant after a baby loss. Hence the reason for our “Rainbow Project” that was launched in memory of her son Jonathan. Both Luanne and Harry are advocates within the Baby Loss Community and continue to campaign for a National Day of Remembrance in the UK to be honoured for Pregnancy & Infant Loss.

Email: Makingmemorieshandmade@gmail.com

Director

Joyce Borman

Joyce has been working within the baby loss community for nearly 10 years, providing handmade with love memorial items, burial gowns, and keepsakes for parents. With over 50 years of experience in knitting and creating such items, Joyce has assisted various charities and organisations. She joined the team in 2019 and has played a vital role in supporting volunteers and community projects, Joyce works closely with Luanne and hospitals to ensure that we are offering choices to parents. Her background has been within the hospitality sector, Joyce enjoys crafting and a challenge. Joyce is an angel mum herself to a baby lost in early pregnancy, she is committed to ensuring all babies are given an opportunity to be dressed and treated with dignity.

Director

John Tranmer

John and Joyce have been together for over 30 years. John is no stranger to the baby loss community, as he has lived with knitting for the duration of this time. This year, when John retired in February, he began to volunteer at Handmade with Love working alongside Joyce. He has assisted with various projects and implementing new designs. John is responsible for our finances and recording our projects. He is computer literate and keen to learn new skills within his retirement.

Email: Financemanagerhmlmm@gmail.com

Director/Secretary

Sam-Lou Keir

Sam has worked within the Baby Loss community for over 3 years and is a baby loss parent to 5 early loss babies and is a mum to her Rainbow Izaak. During this time Sam managed all administration, personnel, and recruitment of our volunteers. She works alongside Luanne, sometimes into the early hours, she is known as our night owl who enjoys crafting and supporting others. Sam is very creative and loves working on new projects with Izaak, who is our youngest volunteer and her Mum Mary. The complete package!

Email: Makingmemorieshandmade@gmail.com

Senior Administrator

Sue Rodwell

Meet Sue our amazing Admin who volunteers and manages our volunteer group with over 100 ladies. She has been creating for many years and enjoys making the early baby loss sets, cards, and new rainbow keepsakes. Sue can turn her hand to any project and amazes us with her talent as well as patience. In her spare time, Sue loves to garden, bowl and is a baby loss grandparent to Strawberry (Early Baby Loss) Sue believes every baby should be offered dignity and her goal is to ensure that every parent is offered this from burial gowns, outfits to forever beds. Sue designed our first ever eco-friendly forever bed within the group, which is popular with our undertakers for cremations.

Email: susanrodwell@icloud.com

Social Media Manager

Jamie Fallick - Wicks

Angel Dad to Oliver who was born sleeping 30th August 2015, and lives in Plymouth with his partner Catherine and his beautiful rainbow Scarlett. Shortly after losing Oliver, Jamie joined Daddys with Angels and worked voluntarily as a Graphic Designer and Admin support for families. His passion was providing a platform for Angel Dads to talk, share and help them seek the right support on their journeys. In 2018 Jamie took on an additional role to provide support to Angel Parents UK and has been an Admin on there for over 3 years. Jamie comes to us with a vast knowledge of Social Media and graphic design, he has recently completed his Bereavement Counselling Level 3 and has a passion for learning new skills and sharing information.

Email : socialmediahmwlmm@gmail.com

Fundraising Manager

Nicole Roberts

Meet Nicole our Fundraising Manager, Nicole has many years of experience fundraising within her local community for various organisations. She has recently completed a MacMillan challenge which included shaving her hair off for charity. She is a baby loss parent to Oliver who died after 19 hours in neonatal, Teddy who was born sleeping and a silent baby (early loss). Nicole has a beautiful Rainbow Evelyn and works from home. She is passionate about fundraising and will be managing our Market Stall in Newcastle raising funds for our projects, which is due to launch in August. Alongside her partner, Peter she delivers our hospital boxes, rainbow bags and burial gowns to the RVI in Newcastle.

Email: fundraisingmanager.hmwl@gmail.com

Administrator

Noor Al-Saffar

Meet Noor, she is studying for her doctorate in two languages at Manchester University. She has been volunteering with Handmade with Love and Angel Parents UK for over 2 years. She assists Luanne with projects and helps coordinate our campaign and acts of kindness packs for 15th October. Noor is currently learning to drive and during the summer is conducting research for Covid and Cancer projects.

Jr Administrator

Mishaal Mudasser

Meet Mishaal, she has recently completed her GCSE’s and is going to college in September to study to become a Dentist. She has been working with handmade with love & making memories for over 2 years and 3 years with Angel Parents UK putting together Act of Kindness packs, and ensuring every baby’s name is recorded. She enjoys fashion, spending time with her family and social media. Mishaal recently won a Community Sunshine Award for her outstanding volunteering with Morrison’s.