Hug in a Bag

What we do

HUG in a Bag is a charity that was started in Sunderland in October 2006 and later opened in Blackpool in 2013
Our aim is to give one more hug in the form of a bag containing gifts and information leaflets to every person diagnosed with breast cancer in University Hospital of North Durham and Royal Victoria Hospital Blackpool.

How to sponsor

You can sponsor a bag or donate raffle prizes to either hospitals.
You also give your support by coming along to and event or sponsor a person completing a challenge. 
Check the news and events section, or get in touch for more information.

£60 Will provide one Hug in a Bag
£120 Will provide two Hug in a Bags
£180 Will provide three Hug in a Bags

Latest news

There are many events currently being planned and confirmed for this year, including Afternoon Tea, Parties, Head Shaves, Craft Fares, Fetes and Teddy Bears Picnics.


Also look out for the new mobile APP.

HUG in a Bag is a charity that was started in Sunderland in October 2006 and later opened in Blackpool in 2013.

Our aim is to give one more hug in the form of a bag containing gifts and information leaflets to every person diagnosed with breast cancer in University Hospital of North Durham and Royal Victoria Hospital Blackpool. We know from out own experiences that you can feel very alone and vulnerable at this time, and we want to show our understanding and support.

Many people have given their practical, financial and emotional support to this venture and have enthusiastically welcomed the idea! Donations gratefully received and the funds raised enable us to provide a bagful of hugs! After all, everyone likes a hug!