February Half Term Holidays Activities – Pony Fun Day

February Half Term Holidays Activities – Pony Fun Day

 Monday 17th February 2020

10.00am – 14.00pm £30 per person

Come and have a day filled with fun and learn what it is like to look after your own pony.

∙ Meet the animals ∙ Horse care ∙ Stable management ∙ Equine quizzes ∙ Craft making activities                                                                               ∙ Take part in your very own in hand horse show

Booking essential as places are limited and any cancellations made with less than 48 hours’ notice will require full payment, sadly we will not be able to refill your place.

Suitable outdoor footwear and appropriate warm waterproof clothes are essential. Please remember to bring a packed lunch, snacks and a drink.

To book your place please ring 07948404986 or email nicki@hugsfoundation.org.uk

Quote code Pony02 for a prize on the day.

 

February Half Term Holidays Activities – Farm Fun Day

February Half Term Holidays Activities – Farm Fun Day

Thursday 20th February 2020

10.00am – 14.00pm £30 per person

∙ Meet the animals ∙ Woodland based activities ∙ Den building ∙ Tractor fun ∙ Outdoor games ∙ Toasting marshmallows ∙ And much more!

Booking essential as places are limited and any cancellations made with less than 48 hours’ notice will require full payment, sadly we will not be able to refill your place.

Suitable outdoor footwear and appropriate warm waterproof clothes are essential. Please remember to bring a packed lunch, snacks and a drink.

To book your place please ring 07948404986 or email hazel@hugsfoundation.org.uk

Quote code Farm02 for a prize on the day.

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.

BBC NEWS

BBC NEWS

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.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/education-49026175/we-cry-together-over-what-we-hear-children-say?fbclid=IwAR34rtUB0exDZUG200x-p12NAR7x5pTrk9I1DFLNmSf2SNjAXR2wAWbrz6k