Silent Elephant Project - Why ME?
Teddy's Happy Pawtrait!
A little while ago I was lucky enough to meet the incredibly talented and kind Kondwani Chirwa.
Kondwani and the Silent Elephant Project recently released a short film - Why ME? - to raise awareness of M.E/C.F.S (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome).
Smile for ME and Carers Week
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.
Introducing Project Parent | 1:50 Donation Scheme
The 11th - 17th June this year was carers’ week; a week in which all the amazing people caring for those with extra support needs can receive thanks and recognition for the fantastic help they provide. Smile for ME had the brilliant idea of using carers’ week as an opportunity to let ME sufferers say a big ‘thank you’ to their carers by nominating them to receive a treat. We were so honoured when Smile for ME chose to build a very special range of BearHugs for the occasion!
Inspired by: Pippa Stacey
Our most recent partner for our hug donations is Project Parent and we'd love to tell you a little more about them...
Project Parent is a social enterprise which aims to bring a little cheer and treat to the parents and carers of hospitalised and chronically ill children and young people under 25.
Inspired by: Poppy and Zoe
I’ve been inspired by Pippa Stacey for a long time. In fact, on my old site, when I began interviewing people who were inspirational to me, Pippa was my very first choice!
Fortunately for all of us, Pippa is consistently achieving incredible things, so much so that I wanted to highlight her work again.
When BearHugs’ Lyndsey visited the Costa near Hillsborough Park in Sheffield, something caught her eye.
Two young girls, Poppy and Zoe, realising that they had toys that others might enjoy, had set up a display full of wonderful toys for other children to take away.