About Us

The Beginning…

HUG in a Bag is a charity that was started in Sunderland in October 2006 by three women who met, laughed, cried and supported each other during their treatment for breast cancer.
Each of the three coped in their own way but found that sharing their thoughts, anxieties and concerns was extremely helpful.
They also gave each other lots of hugs in times of fear, sadness and joy!

The Aim…

Our aim is to give one more hug in the form of a bag containing gifts and information leaflets to people diagnosed with Breast Cancer in University Hospital of North Durham.

After all, everyone likes a hug !

The Support…

Many people have given their practical, financial and emotional support to this venture and have enthusiastically welcomed the idea! Donations gratefully received and the funds raised enable us to provide a bagful of hugs! After all, everyone likes a hug!

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Our Supporters

A few mentions to the people who continue to support Hug in a Bag

Jason at Promotional Candy for all the Rock he has kindly donated year in and year out.

Maria and Claire of Beckwith Events for making sure the annual charity ball is SPECTACULAR and having us as their nominated charity.

Dawn Goodfellow who keeps us supplied with Avon for the bags.

The Kepier Quilters who sew and donate the invaluable heart cushions.

Our long suffering caretaker Stan who takes in parcels and chucks us out at midnight when we loose track of time.

Gill and Lynne at Bradgate Products for the fantastic cosmetic deals and discounts we get from them Laura Paige and everyone else who continues to give us fantastic support throughout the year to help us make sure Hug in a Bag is as successful as it is.