Welcome to
Hug in a Bag

Giving an Extra Hug to those affected by breast cancer.

What does 'hug in the bag' mean......it is a gift of kindness.
The bag contains beautiful gifts,a pashmina that is the 'hug' but it is much more than that......it shows that someone cares at such a devastating time in their lives.
It is a gift of kindness from a dedicated group of people who with enthusiasm,drive and passion they succeeded in providing a wonderful gift to our local women and men diagnosed with breast cancer.
Hearing the feedback from patients who received bags and hearing about the emotion and comfort it provides to you all is priceless!

About Hug in a Bag

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 Royal Victoria Hospital Blackpool. Durham and Blackpool are ran, funded and are now separate charities, we still work closely together.

How to Sponsor

You can sponsor a bag or donate raffle prizes to either hospitals. 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.

Latest News

There are many events currently being planned and confirmed for this year, including Afternoon Tea, Parties, Head Shaves, Craft Fares, Fetes and Teddy Bears Picnics.
Check the News sections on individual pages for details.