About us

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HUG in a Bag is a charity that was started in Sunderland in October 2006 and was opened in Blackpool in 2012.
Our aim is to give one more hug in the form of a bag containing gifts and information leaflets to every person diagnosed with breast cancer in University Hospital of North Durham and Blackpool Victoria Hospital.
Durham and Blackpool are now separate charities, however we still work closely together to support each other.


You can sponsor a bag or donate raffle prizes. You also give your support by coming along to and event or sponsor a person completing a challenge. Check the news and events section, the individual pages for the Localgiving links or get in touch for more information. Each Hug in a Bag contains £60 of products.


You can also support Hug in a Bag by raising money completing a challange, taking part in an organised event, organise an office cake sale, Running, Jumping, Zip Wiring, Leg Waxing or anything else you may think of.

Meet the Team

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Meet the Team

From Left to right: Gordon, Jimi, Mike, Nicola, Katherine, Emma and Emma

What's in the Bag

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Bag Contents for Both Men and Women
Usful Information and Contacts, Hugo Bear, Scarf, Hessian Bag, Note Pad, Pen, Bubble Bath, Sponge, Candle, Soap and Cards

Extra Contents for Women
Cushion, Body Oil, Foot Lotion, Lip Balm, Nail Varnish, Bronzer, Mirror and Nail File

Extra Contents for Men
Shaving Brush, Shaving Cream, Travel Bag and Shower Brush


Events & Fundraising

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Christmas Market
Saturday 10th December 2022
HUG 2022 Christmas Market
Brinkburn Crescent,
Houghton le Spring,
DH4 5.

Get over to Facebook for the list of stalls. https://www.facebook.com/huginabag

Local Giving: https://localgiving.org/charity/huginabag

Donations and Support

We have recenly recieved a lots of sponsorship and donations from loads of very kind people and businesses.
Too many to mention on the website.
Please take a look at our social media posts for the credits.

Please contact us if you would like to fundraise in any way.enquiries@huginabag.com

Voting for us

Please vote for us to share in a £45,000 grant this month on My Giving Circle

Thank you, Any support is greatly appreciated.
Hug in a Bag.


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We are so proud of each other for comming first in the Newcastle Dragon Boat Race 2022.

Well done to all the teams who took part it was a fantastic day, it was lovely to meet you all and we will be back next year.

Thanks to Win Win Fundraising for all their help and support


Ways to contact us

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To discuss other ways of sponsorship and support for Hug in a Bag
Please contact us:
Email: enquiries@huginabag.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/huginabag
Local Giving: https://localgiving.org/charity/huginabag
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hug_inabag/
Registered Charity Number: 1154694