1st Grant Funding For Hugs!

1st Grant Funding For Hugs!

1st Grant Funding For Hugs!

Hugs are incredibly excited and thankful to have been awarded our first grant from Cornwall Rural Community Charity, Together For Families. We have been granted funding that will be used as bursaries for 12 families to have a course of 8 x 2 hour sessions of our mental health and well-being interventions.

The sessions are designed to tackle a range of problems including:

  • Relationship breakdowns
  • Parent and children involved in crime and antisocial behavior
  • Children who have not been attending school regularly
  • Families affected by domestic violence and abuse
  • Parents and children with ranges of physical and mental health problems

Eligible families must be facing two of the above and in addition, be unable to receive alternative funding to attend sessions (e.g. through Cornwall Council) and/or are on low income (e.g. funded school lunches).

If you know anyone who would benefit from these bursaries, please contact the Youth Services team on 07948404986 or email dawn@hugsfoundation.org.uk

Dartmoor Ponies Need Your Help

Dartmoor Ponies Need Your Help

Dartmoor Ponies Need Your Help

Many of you may be aware that the horse market season is upon us. Many of horses and ponies will be drifted from the moor and end up at the market. The ponies that end up at the market are normally stallions, unclaimed or simply not wanted. Farmers will separate the herds and decide which ones are more likely to sell at the market. Many of them tend to be very young and some should still be feeding off of their mothers. This is where we step in! Over the last two years we have rescued over 20 horses from the moors. Many of them needing special veterinary care and specialist feeds. Without the extra support these horses received from Hugs their future would have been very uncertain. We are due to visit Chagford market on the 10th October were we could potentially open up our doors to a large number of ponies. They will not sell for a lot of money but their after care they receive here at Hugs will cost a lot. If you could save one life please let it be a moorland pony who just wants to understand the love and warmth of a human. Please head to our donation page to help us help them.