Get Involved & Support Us
We need your help
With your help The Hugs Foundation can reach its goal to continue to grow and touch the lives of many. Bringing positive change to the community and grow to a full centre of rehabilitation.
Donations & Legacies
Donations are always very welcome. We rely on our supporters to help us continue to do what we do and touch the lives of many.
Sponsor an Animal
For a personal connection with us and a very rewarding experience, why not sponsor one of our animals.
Sponsor an Animal
Sponsoring an animal is a very rewarding experience. Knowing that you are directly contributing to that animals safety and welfare is a fantastic feeling.
At The Hugs Foundation we are passionate about our relationships and connections with both professional bodies but also our supporters. Sponsoring an animal brings you closer to the cause and closer to The Hugs Foundation.
Your Sponsorship Goes Further
The animal that you sponsor helps us deliver another of our main aims. To offer therapeutic interventions using some of the rescued horses, ponies and other animals to children, young people and to those suffering from poor mental health. So the power of your sponsorship goes further.
Leave a Legacy
Leaving a legacy will mean your memory can continue to make a difference to the lives of horses, children and the local community, who benefit from Hugs.
The Difference Your Gift Makes
At Hugs we witness, first hand, the problems both animals and humans face. We are privileged to have our amazing facility, animals and expert staff here to help and support people in need. Your gift will enable us to carry on with the work we do below.
We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome unwanted and neglected horses and ponies and are home to a lot of other farm and domestic animals too. Here at Hugs, we have designed a unique rehabilitation programme (for those that are suitable) that gives them a purpose and ongoing rehabilitation and training. The programme allows some of our ponies to visit care homes, schools and events to give back to the community and educate in animal welfare, care and mental health. The experiences they give people are invaluable, our animals bring a sense of calm, something to look forward to that’s different from normal routine, and increased feelings of happiness and sociability.
We also provide a therapeutic and supportive intervention to children and young people suffering mental ill health. Our facilities and rescue animals allow us to create a unique intervention using a diverse range of therapeutic activities in a natural environment. Benefits include; increased sociability, improved self-esteem, positive re-integration back into school, re-engagement and building family relationships and decreased negative behaviours and suicidal thoughts.