As you may know if you've read BearHugs' story, what prompted me to start my business was chronic illness.
I was originally diagnosed with ME/CFS and later found out that I have Lyme Disease. For a long time I was unable to work but I now feel very lucky to have been able to create my own job that works around my variable health.
From the very beginning it was important to me that BearHugs wasn't just about making money. While I feel proud to now be able pay myself a wage, I feel prouder still that my business is able to give back. I love donating gift boxes to seriously ill children through Post Pals and I'm really happy to be able to support my friend Sophia with her fundraising. But I don't want to stop there.
Going forward it is important to me to be able to support others who have found themselves in situations similar to myself.
I'm currently working on a very big project which will involve offering support to people with long-term health conditions.
I really want this project to be the best it can be and for it to offer real value to people who access it.
I'm going to be looking for feedback about how I can make this project as useful as possible.
I'd love for you to get involved / register your interest if....
-You're living with a long-term health condition
-You've thought about starting a small business that would work around your health
-YOU LIVE IN THE UK
If the profile above sounds like you and you'd like to hear more about the project please provide your email address in the form below