Leave a friendly note in a public placeRead More
Day 18 of the BearHugs Random Acts of Kindness Calendar was donate to or share a fundraising page. I missed this yesterday so today I'm sharing a fundraising campaign very close to my heart. My incredible friend Sophia has had to travel to America for much needed Lyme Disease treatment. She is very very poorly at the moment and it breaks my heart knowing the pain she is in. If you have a minute, pop across to her gofundme page (link below), read about what an amazing person she is & how Lyme has affected her and help if you're able. The Sophia Box is also still available, 100% of the profits going towards Sophia's treatment.Read More
Day 11 of the BearHugs Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar: Support a small independent business. Whether it's making a purchase or spreading the word you can make all the difference to a small business!Read More
Hugo the BearHugs bear and I have been clearing out our wardrobe for day 9 of the BearHugs Random Act of Kindness Advent Calendar. I'll be dropping off my unwanted clothes at a local charity shop in the morning. If you're not able to get to a charity shop Clothes Aid and Traid will collect from your home for free. Alternatively you could donate an emergency clothing, food and toiletries parcel at refuge.org.uk for £10🐻💙Read More
Day 8 of the BearHugs Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar: Thank someone who has gone out of their way for you. I've spent this evening writing some soppy cards to people who have been exceptionally lovely 🐻💙 Thank you also to everyone who has shared their #bearhugsraok updates with me. I can't tell you how happy it has made me!Read More
Yesterday, day 7, of the BearHugs Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar was about giving someone a gift however small just because. I handed out some of these mini tea mug and biscuit boxes! If you're poorly and wanted to join in but weren't up to giving a gift yourself, drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the name and address of the person you'd like to treat and I'll send a little box like this on your behalf free of charge :) I've got 10 ready to go! (UK only I'm afraid!)Read More
Day 6 of the BearHugs Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar: Be kind to yourself. I hope everyone taking part has done something lovely today that makes them happy. This one couldn't have come at a better time for me! After a mad few weeks I'm feeling pretty under the weather so tonight I'm imposing a screen ban and treating myself to an evening with my book, tea, chocolate and ALL the blankets 🐻💙Read More
Day five of the BearHugs Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar is about donating to a food bank.
When doing my research for today's act of kindness I was shocked to read that thirteen million people live below the poverty line in the UK. Millions of people go hungry every day for a range of reasons, from benefit delays to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income.
The Trussell Trust is a charity that runs one of the largest food bank networks in the UK, giving emergency food and support to people in crisis. The Trussell Trust also recognises that hunger is about More Than Food, which is why they’re also working with food banks to provide a range of new services like money advice and Fuel Banks, helping people to break the cycle of poverty.Read More
Day three of the BearHugs Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar is about drawing attention to lovely small charities doing great work. So here's a little more information about three of my favourites all of which are run by incredible young women living with chronic illness. I feel super proud to call them my friends.Read More
I was honoured to be shortlisted for the 'Excellence in Retail Services' Award alongside two other fantastic businesses.
It was incredible to be placed in the same category as Cocoa Chocolate Wonderland who I have loved since I first moved to Sheffield and the deserving winner J E James Cycles a family run business established for over 50 years.Read More
BearHugs believes that small acts of kindness have the potential to make a really big difference which is why we'll be doing lovely little things every day in the run up to Christmas.Read More
BearHugs featured in The Sheffield Star 22nd November 2016Read More
BearHugs Founder Faye Featured in The Sheffield Star 11th November 2016Read More
The lovely Meg at Four leaf Meg reviewed BearHugs and picked out some of her favourite gift boxes in the BearHugs range!Read More
I'm really happy to introduce a new range of gift boxes to BearHugs designed specifically for kids! Whether it's Get Well Soon, Thinking of You, Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas of Just Because you can now surprise a special child in your life to a hug through the post. These lovely bear-y fun gift hampers for little boys and little girls are filled with treats such as 'Muddy Bear' all butter biscuits, Paint Your Own Bear Money boxes, Magical Fairy doors and delicious Dandelion Cocoa chocolate.Read More
I was absolutely blown away last night to receive the NatWest Enterprise Award at the Prince's Trust Celebrate Success Awards. What an incredible year 2016 is turning out to be!Read More
I was proud to represent Prince's Trust this evening as a Young Ambassador at the Vantage Motor Group Charity Dinner. The Prince's Trust has played a huge part in BearHugs becoming what it is now, so I'm always happy to give a little back by spreading the word of the incredible work they the Trust does. I was honoured to be asked to speak before Gordon Strachan and then to have the opportunity to chat with him over dinner.Read More
BearHugs was in the Sheffield Star today on the shortlist for the Sheffield Business Awards. Looking forward to the lovely event on 1st December!Read More
Happy Halloween from BearHugs!Read More