The 2.6 Challenge 26th April 2020 – Get Involved & Help Raise Funds for Hugs!

The 2.6 Challenge 26th April 2020 – Get Involved & Help Raise Funds for Hugs!

 

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income. In response, the UK is pulling together to raise vital funds to help to save the UK’s charities.

The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon. We’re asking you to take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support The Hugs Foundation.

The challenge is for all ages and abilities, with a host of activities – from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes, flipping 26 pancakes, to holding online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless!

The only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. Most people are taking part from Sunday 26 April but you can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you.

There are just five simple steps to take:

  1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are lots of ideas here https://www.twopointsixchallenge.co.uk/inspiration.html
  2. Donate here https://bit.ly/2ROFzrt
  3. Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge
  4. Complete your challenge
  5. Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge

We look forward to seeing your challenges!

Hugs Emergency Rescue!

Hugs Emergency Rescue!

Absolutely massive thank you toΒ Network for Animals and all their supporters for raising funds to enable us to rescue 4 abandoned ponies. Your work is imperative and the difference you make to animals lives is incredible. Huge thank you also, to SAFE (Saving Abandoned Fly-Grazing Equines) who made it all possible with all their hard work ensuring they got to us safely. We are very happy to announce these ponies are now at Hugs and receiving the care, kindness and love they so badly needed.

There were originally 5 ponies but one was so badly injured it had to sadly be put to sleep. Many charities are full and because of the crisis impacting everyone’s funding, there was nowhere for these ponies to go and they were destined to be put to sleep.

Amazingly, because of people like you, these ponies have been given a second chance and are now on their journey to recovery, rehabilitating at Hugs.Thank you for your kind donations in such hard timesΒ πŸ’š

If anyone would like to help with their ongoing care costs and our other rescue ponies/animals during theses difficult times, please click on the link below. You are changing lives, thank you from all at Hugs.

https://thehugsfoundation.beaconforms.com/form/656e5db6

πŸ’š There is hope and kindness in this world. Together we will get through this πŸ’š

Equine Emergency. We Need You!

Equine Emergency. We Need You!

This is the biggest crisis Hugs has ever faced and we urgently need your help. RIGHT NOW, there are animals that are desperately in need of rescue, but our funding and staff are stretched to the limit.

There are NO grants for Charities to claim for existing workers’ wages who are crucial to care for our animals, reach our vulnerable participants and keep our Charity running during these uncertain times. We are reaching out to help the community through A Daily Hug via Facebook Live but now we need your help.

We realise these are tough times for everyone but if you can support us and are able to donate, please help us to continue our life saving work for both horses and humans.

With you by our side we can make these lifesaving changes and continue our incredible story.

To donate click on the link. We appreciate every single donation but if you are able to support us monthly it will help make our future sustainable and enable us to reach more animals and humans in need. Thank you πŸ’š

https://thehugsfoundation.beaconforms.com/form/656e5db6

πŸ’š There is hope and kindness in this world. Together we will get through this πŸ’š

Charities facing ‘absolutely disastrous’ situation of being forced to close permanently over coronavirus

Charities facing ‘absolutely disastrous’ situation of being forced to close permanently over coronavirus

ITV reports that Charities are facing ‘absolutely disastrous’ situation of being forced to close permanently over the coronavirus. Sadly this is the case for many Charities including The Hugs Foundation. We rely on income from our well-being interventions, which we have had to stop, and donations from our supporters.

https://www.itv.com/news/2020-03-26/hundreds-of-mps-and-lords-demand-support-for-charities-as-coronavirus-threatens-their-existence/?fbclid=IwAR3BPTM2N_s4SsebmFFbkNGZkenXwXy1MUFkiS7y4kWNZiGLxJi1u2Y6j0c

Thank you to everyone that is supporting us through these difficult times and donating, We know finances are hard for everyone right now but you really are helping us change the lives of our horses and ponies and helping to improve human well-being.

Keep watching our Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/hugsfoundationcharity/sessions at 9am and 2pm daily for updates on our horses and activities and challenges for you all at home. Together we will pull through this πŸ’š