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BearHugs and the Best Gifts To Express Sympathy from AK Lander

AK Lander recently focussed on BearHugs in their Best Gifts To Express Sympathy post. Faye was also asked a few questions for the piece, which you can read in full here.

The article makes suggestions about appropriate gifts for expressing sympathy, including BearHugs gift boxes and other ideas, such as memorial jewellery and photo albums.

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Faye in Louise Pentland's Vlog

Did you see Chief Sender of Hugs, Faye, in Louise Pentland’s vlog about the Hello! Star Women Awards? Faye absolutely loved meeting Louise, having followed her online for years. Louise is down-to-earth, funny and incredibly kind. To be featured in her vlog was a pretty exciting thing!

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Chief Sender of Hugs, Faye, in HELLO! Magazine #HelloToKindness

Did you see the great big photo of our Chief Sender of Hugs, Faye, in HELLO! Magazine?

We were so excited to see the spread all about the Star Women Awards where Faye was presented with the #HelloToKindness Award. It was especially lovely to see Faye’s picture alongside Eula who was the winner of HELLO!’s Star Mum Award. Eula works tirelessly to support people with Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia.

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Vote Now - Faye nominated for Hello Magazine's Star Women Kindness Award

Our very own Chief Sender of Hugs, Faye, has been chosen as one of the final four for Hello Magazine’s #hellotokindness Star Women Award. The winner will be chosen by a vote of Hello readers.

To read more about the award and the nominees, including Faye, see this page on Hello’s website or pick up a copy of the latest issue of Hello.

If you’d like to vote for Faye to win, you can do so at the bottom of the page.

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Allontheboard's BearHug

If you’re familiar with the kinder side of the internet, we’ve no doubt you’ll be familiar with allontheboard. Their positive messages and thoughts have not only been brightening the journeys of those getting the tube in London, but also those online who have been keeping track of their messages each day.

We thought it was about time someone showed them how much they are appreciated - so we sent them a BearHug. We were very surprised to hear it was their first ever piece of fanmail!

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BearHugs and Twinkl Wellbeing Month

BearHugs is very excited to be a part of Twinkl’s Wellbeing Month 2019.

What is Twinkl’s Wellbeing Month? Well, it’s “where we show our appreciation and gratitude to the nation's teachers through support, advice and giveaways.”

Here at BearHugs we’re a big supporter of our underappreciated teachers, and we’re delighted to be taking part in Twink’s Wellbeing Month.

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BearHugs in AmeriDisability Mother's Gift Guide

We were really happy to see that BearHugs was included on AmeriDisability’s recent 20 Exceptional Mother’s Day Gifts for Moms with and without disabilities.

AmeriDisability is an online publication “dedicated to those with disabilities, caregivers and seniors.”

We are really grateful to Nancy, the author of the post, for including BearHugs in her thorough and thought-out list of tips and suggestions. For the perfect treat for Mums, Nancy recommends our Mama Bear CubHug.
You can visit the full post on AmeriDisability’s site here.

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BearHugs Featured by The Chronically Unimaginable

The wonderful Jordyn of The Chronically Unimaginable has written a lovely new post about BearHugs.

We really loved how much Jordyn got exactly what BearHugs was about - writing about the BearHugs story, accessible employment, and of course our BearHugs boxes!

“I’ve seen that there are many people who follow me who do not directly have a chronic illness, but maybe you know someone who does. I want to give everyone the opportunity to know about what BearHugs is doing.”

We are really grateful to Jordyn for taking the time to write such a lovely post about BearHugs and letting her followers know about us and what we do.

You can read the full post on The Chronically Unimaginable.

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Faye's interview with Country Pop duo, Ward Thomas

A little while back I was invited to the very fancy Sony Music offices in London to be interviewed by Country Pop sisters Ward Thomas. Catherine and Lizzy were so lovely, warm and welcoming. It was great to chat with them about all things mindfulness, social media and BearHugs

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BearHugs in the Everyday Heroes section of the Happy Newspaper

I love the The Happy Newspaper and to be featured in the Everyday Heroes section has blown me away. I am so grateful to Laura for the nomination and for the incredibly kind words. Building an inclusive supportive working environment is at the top of my priority list so this means an awful lot. I am the luckiest to have such a wonderful team. It’s the best getting to work with each of the incredible women who make BearHugs what it is.

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UnLtd Feature on BearHugs and Bluebell Wood

If you’ve been keeping an eye on our website and social media in recent months, you’ll know a little about our partnership with Bluebell Wood. You can read our blog about Bluebell Wood and our first visit here

unLTD have written a piece about BearHugs’ partnership with Bluebell Wood which can be found at this link.

The article contains some wonderful quotes from some of the recipients of BearHugs at Bluebell Wood, and reading these quotes really means the world to us.

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Faye on The Storybook Cafe Podcast

Our Chief Sender of Hugs, Faye, was recently a guest on The Storybook Cafe podcast with the exceptionally lovely Amy.

Each episode of The Storybook Cafe “will focus on a different element of mental health, including self-care activities and practices, common things which affect our mental health, and how our identities intersect with mental health.”
To listen to Faye’s episode, follow this link or search for The Storybook Cafe in your podcast app.

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BearHugs in Alternative Christmas Gift Guide

The wonderful Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb has included BearHugs gift boxes in her alternative Christmas guide.

Catherine chose to highlight some of her favourite indie sellers amidst all the Black Friday madness, and very kindly chose to include BearHugs in her post.

Catherine talked a little about her experience receiving a BearHug, and enjoying it so much she went on to send BearHugs herself!

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BearHugs in the Happy Newspaper Gift Guide!

Yesterday our Happy Newspaper delivery arrived and we had the loveliest surprise... look who gets a mention (and adorable illustration!) in the Gift Guide!

It really was the kindest thing for Emily to include us. We love everything she’s about and are beyond proud to stock not just the The Happy Newspaper but the Make Someone Happy book too. There are a million and one lovely things in this edition of the Happy Newspaper so if you’ve not got your hands on yet- definitely do. You can’t help but smile reading it.

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Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell's BearHug

Did you happen to see Joe Sugg and his lovely Strictly partner Diane Buswell talking about BearHugs on Instagram recently?

The pair filmed themselves opening their BearHugs gift boxes and it made us so happy to see.

They’ve done so well and we’re wishing them all the best in the Strictly Come Dancing Semi Finals!

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BearHugs Gift Boxes in Christmas Gift Guide

Seeing Me In Reality recently posted their 2018 Christmas Gift Guide and very kindly included BearHugs gift boxes as one of their top Christmas gift tips.

BearHugs gift boxes appeared alongside other unique and thoughtful suggestions for presents for people living with a chronic illness.

“I have sent a couple of these recently and I love, love, love them. The premise is a care package that feels like a hug in the post.”

We absolutely love hearing from customers who enjoyed their BearHugs experience enough to then recommend BearHugs to others in their lives.

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BearHugs Kindness Feature on BBC Sheffield

Our very own Chief Sender of Hugs, Faye, was on with Paulette Edwards, talking about all things kindness.

Listeners were asked to call in and share acts of kindness that they had either received or performed themselves, and then Faye and Paulette had a lovely chat about the BearHugs Kindness Advent Calendar and the importance of being kind.

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BearHugs in Chloe Chats Christmas Gift Guide

The lovely Chloe of Chloe Chats has kindly included BearHugs gift boxes in her recent Self-Care Christmas Guide.

Alongside some other great ideas including artwork, stationery and colouring books, Chloe included BearHugs as a self-care gift package.

We were so pleased to hear the kind things Chloe had to say about BearHugs, especially how much she loved the BearHug she received herself!

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