Posts in Behind the Scenes
Team BearHugs Get Together 2019

Last month something very exciting happened! You may know if you’ve been following BearHugs for a while that our team is spread far and wide across the country with some of our lovely bears working remotely from home. On 7th August, we got to meet for some face to face time and it was really very special.

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Chief Sender of Hugs receives University of Sheffield Distinguished Alumni Award

On 16th July, I had the incredible honour of being given The University of Sheffield Robert Boucher Distinguished Alumni Award. Seven years after graduating as a Speech and Language Therapist, I was asked to speak at one of this year’s graduation ceremonies about my journey to become Chief Sender of Hugs.

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Audio Accessibility on the BearHugs Blog

We know that reading big blocks of text isn’t for everyone so to improve our accessibility and also just to make life easier for people prefer audio, we are going to be making recordings of our blog posts. All blog post audio recordings will now be available via a souncloud link at the top of each post.

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Silver Linings

A couple of weeks ago my lovely BearHugs-mobile ‘Little Blue’ was stolen after our house was burgled. While it was very annoying and has created a lot of admin, noone was hurt, I have insurance and in a few months time probably won’t think about it at all. 

What it has brought to light though is some seriously incredible loveliness that I definitely won’t forget. If you need a little reminder that people are inherently good, here’s a little list of kindnesses I’ve felt beyond lucky for in the last few weeks...

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"How I Came To Be Chief Sender of Hugs" Talk at The Indie Business Fair

This year's Indie Business Fair is taking place at the BearHugs’ first home Showroom Workstation on Thursday May 2nd.

The event runs from 09.00am until 14.00pm, and our very own Faye will be doing a talk at 11.15am - called How I Came To Be Chief Sender of Hugs.

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Kindness Advent Day 18: Share a fundraising page

Day 18 of the BearHugs Kindness Advent Calendar is 'Sponsor someone or share a fundraising page'.

Today we are sharing the fundraising page for an important friend of BearHugs, Sophia.

Sophia is the very special person who sent Faye the beautiful, thoughtful care package that inspired everything we do today. Sophia is endlessly kind and truly one of life's loveliest people.

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Our 2018 Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar is here!

We’re very happy to have released our shareable, printable 2018 Kindness Advent Calendar through our website and social media free for anyone to share and use this December.

The Kindness Advent Calendar features a different act of kindness for each day in the run up to Christmas, including acts like Spread the word about a small charity and Send an encouraging text or email to a friend, with each act chosen specifically to help as many people as possible spread as much kindness as possible this festive period.

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Mindfulness Gifts

Mindfulness gifts have become more and more popular amongst our customers recently as the importance and benefits of mindfulness have become better understood. In short, mindfulness can help us enjoy life more and understand ourselves better.

Here’s some information for the NHS about mindfulness and some of BearHugs’ customer’s favourite mindfulness gifts.

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BearHugs visit to Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

Here at BearHugs, we are always on the lookout for lovely new organisations to partner up with for our 1:50 Hug Donation Scheme and our brilliant Hug Donation Assistant, Georgina, has been working away behind the scenes to start a new partnership with Sheffield-based Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.

Myself and Faye had the absolute honour of visiting Bluebell Wood Hospice last Friday and I just wanted to tell you all about it. 

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12 Ideal Gifts for Book Lovers

Looking for the perfect gift for a book lover? Well, here at BearHugs we love nothing more than curling up with a good book, and one of our favourite things that we stock are our range of brilliant, lovely and inspiring books.

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Teddy's Happy Pawtrait!

Those of you who are signed up for the BearHugs newsletter will know that we love nothing more than hearing back from you all about how you are doing and what you’ve been up to.

One of the most lovely replies we received was from Chloe, who in her reply to the BearHugs newsletter, told me all about her passion for art and how much she loves that it can bring happiness to people.

After chatting a little, Chloe, the brains and talent behind Happy Pawtraits, very kindly offered to draw Teddy, our resident Little Office Helper.

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