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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 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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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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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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'EXCELLENCE IN RETAIL SERVICES' Sheffield Business Award Finalist

I'm very excited to say that BearHugs has been shortlisted for the 'Excellence in Retail Services' Award at the 2016 Sheffield Business Awards. It's so important to me that every person who sends or receives a BearHug feels one hundred percent 'hugged' by the experience. It means a lot to be up for this award, especially alongside the lovely Cocoa Wonderland (who provide delicious chocolate for my boxes) and J.E. James Cycles.

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Winner of University of Sheffield Evolve Startup Showcase!

Today I pitched my business on stage for the Evolve Showcase competition at the University of Sheffield. I'm absolutely over the moon to have won and could not be more grateful for the opportunity from University of Sheffield Enterprise and for the £5000 prize money from Santander. It will go a huge way in growing my lovely little business! I'm beyond honoured as I was up against 10 other incredible businesses including good friend of BearHugs, Pura Panela.

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