get to know us
Chief SENDER OF HUGS
Founder and Chief Sender of Hugs, Faye, launched BearHugs in the summer of 2015 whilst unwell with Lyme Disease. Faye is a big believer in the idea that little acts of kindness can make a BIG difference. She'd love to send as many hugs and spread as much love as possible. Faye is very excited to be growing Team BearHugs and is proud to be able to offer flexible work / volunteering opportunities to people living with chronic illness.
HUG SUPPLIES MANAGER
Sian joined Team BearHugs as one of our fantastic 'Senders of Hugs' in May 2017. She now heads up making sure we have all the lovely supplies we need on a day to day basis. From quality checking every delivery to liaising with our lovely suppliers, Sian is integral to the smooth running of BearHugs. Sian's favourite thing about working for BearHugs is having the opportunity to cheer people up on a daily basis. She brings a lovely happy energy to BearHugs HQ and we count ourselves ridiculously lucky to have her as part of the team.
SENDER OF HUGS & Customer Care Representative
Lyndsey joined BearHugs in May at the same time as Sian. Lyndsey likes that as a Sender of Hugs she gets to help to spread love and kindness. Lyndsey is thoughtful, compassionate and always a real pleasure to be around. if you're looking for any assistance, she'll be more than happy to help.
Hug Donation Assistant
Georgina, our lovely Hug Donation Assistant, joined BearHugs in January 2018 and will be the first member of the BearHugs family to work with us remotely. As you may know, for every 50 gift boxes we sell we donate one to someone affected by ill health. Georgina will be checking in with our charity partners to find out who is in need of that bit of extra love and designing perfectly personalised packages for our donation recipients.
HUG OUTREACH Assistant
Laura, our wonderful Hug Outreach Assistant, joined BearHugs at the beginning of 2018. Working remotely, Laura focuses on spreading our hugs far and wide. She is involved in all sorts of exciting projects, from social media outreach to sourcing beautiful new products to helping us come up with plans for BearHugs' future!
Social Hug Assistant
Charlotte originally joined the BearHugs family as a volunteer and we are incredibly happy to say that she is now a fully-fledged employee, working with BearHugs part-time around her studies. If you chat with us on Instagram, it will most likely be the lovely Charlotte that you get to talk to. We count ourselves very lucky to have Charlotte as the wonderful friendly face behind our social media.
ACTUAL PAIR OF PAWs / LITTLE HELPER
Teddy has been part of BearHugs from Day One. Back when BearHugs used to run from the top floor of Faye's house, Teddy would be sure to oversee all goings on. He's now our little office companion, always on call for emergency cuddles and moral support.