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 email@example.com
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.
Headteachers say it is going to take the death of a child before people take mental health seriously and give access to support – you can make a difference now!
Sadly the shocking evidence below is becoming more and more common for children and young peoples mental health. Places like The Hugs Foundation are showing effective results in helping these children and young people NOW. Lets tackle these problems together, even if you can donate a small amount like £3 a month or offer a bursary for a child to get the help they so badly need, it will make a huge difference to that child and their family and could save a life. All it takes is a message or call to us to donate. Please help pull our society together to address this problem and see the good in people again.
We currently have 8 horses & ponies up for re-homing or fostering. They are all looking for a new forever home. Please consider re homing before buying. You really will be giving a pony a second chance at life. If you or anyone you know is looking for a horse or pony then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, ring 07539916048 or message us via Facebook.
Dude has once again been the star of the show! Dude has been lucky enough to visit Sticker Rally and Windmill Court Care Centre. He really was a big hit with the residents at the care centre! He has even been asked to go back this month! Wow! Dude also had an overnight stay at Sticker Vintage Rally. The rally was covered over two days so Dude had to set up camp that night. Although visiting the blood bikes made up for it!
If you would like to see Dude at one of your events email@example.com , ring 07539916048 or message the Facebook page.
A gift in your will is an investment in our future. In making a Will, naturally your first priority has to be taking care of your family and loved ones. If you don’t have a Will, having one written is a lot easier than you think through your chosen solicitor. If you wish to add a gift to The Hugs Foundation into your existing Will then you can do this through a simple written instruction called a ‘codicil’. Gifts left in Wills help in many of ways and all can be controlled by you:
- you may choose to have your gift used by for the general work of the whole service The Hugs Foundation provide.
- you may prefer to define the area in which your gift is used such as a particular project, building or animal.
If you can include The Hugs Foundation in your Will, by whichever means you choose, you will be supporting our future and we couldn’t be anymore grateful. We constantly need funds to cover the cost of the equines medical care, food and bedding. We also need funding to ensure we can offer intervention to children and adults who need mental health support or voluntary placements.
The team at Hugs are excited to have teamed up with McClure Solicitors to help the amazing people that support The Hugs Foundation ensure their Will or Will review is done professionally by caring and expert solicitors and the best thing is, it’s free! Leaving a legacy will enable us to change the lives of both horses and ponies and the children and young people suffering mental ill health, helping both equines and humans on their journey to recovery. Thank you to all who are giving to make this possible and McClure for offering this incredible service to our community.
For more information or to access this awesome service please visit https://www.mcclure-solicitors.co.uk/the-hugs-foundation-pa… or call 0800 852 1999.