Following the success of our “We Will Meet Again” community project, we are now refocusing our efforts on developing the Group Hug App – a free mental health support service.
To do this and train a team of volunteers, we need to raise a huge £60k by March 2021!
As such, we are teaming up with local businesses to raise money through a variety of different fundraising initiatives.
To kick off the new campaign, we have launched a new Send a Hug product range that can be purchased on our website or in local shops.
You can now “Send a Hug” in the form of a personalised goody box to a friend, relative, customer or colleague that you haven’t seen for a while and would like to reach out to.
Alternatively, you can “Send a Hug” to an anonymous hero such as an NHS worker or Police Officer to show your appreciation for their efforts over recent weeks. Simply choose from a list of professions and areas and the Group Hug team will allocate a suitable recipient for you.
Tanya Woodcock from Team Emily recently nominated the LGI Children’s Cancer Ward staff to receive 53 Send a Hug goody boxes. Tanya wanted to acknowledge the amazing work of the frontline NHS staff that have been supporting her daughter Emily through a range of treatments over the past few months. Read more about their story here.
All 53 goody boxes were sponsored by Group Hug App as a big thank you to our NHS keyworkers during this difficult time.
We have also developed Send a Hug gift cards which are available to purchase locally. Each card contains an uplifting poem and a hand-crafted wooden heart keepsake. We have left the inner page blank for you to write your own personal message to someone you care about.
The idea is to send someone a gift to let them know you’re thinking of them, while donating to a good cause. All profits from product sales will go towards our Volunteer Support Programme.
Please note: we have outlined a minimum donation to cover the cost of production and postage. Please feel free to give as much as you can and help us to provide much needed mental health support to those in need.