Our Team

Holding Space is run by an incredible team of volunteers and professionals; some with lived experience. We all have a passion for supporting families across East Sussex and making a difference.

Founder of Holding Space

Hansa Raja

Hansa has 20 years of experience in cancer nursing both at a clinical level and strategic level. She also has experience in the charity sector having held the position of Operations Manager at Eastbourne Foodbank. Having spent all her career in the NHS Hansa has always had a passion for helping others and making a difference. Previous trustee and Vice Chair for TAMBA (Twins & Multiple Births Association)

Hansa has 3 children. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and walking along the coast.


Professional / Counselling Team

Annabel Marriott

Parent / Carer Peer Supporters


Volunteer Team

Katie O'Hara
Sammy Pettitt

7 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne BN21 4PN


0132 3315 005

Registered Charity Number: 1194399