Hug in a Bag

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Raised in 2024




All fundraisers

Our organisation is run on a totally voluntary basis and all money raised goes to providing a Hug in a Bag to approximately 500 people a year diagnosed with breast cancer.

Why the community needs us

We provide Help Understanding and Glamour (HUG) to anyone diagnosed with breast cancer in our local hospital by providing a pamper bag or appropriate gift (for men). The bags are distributed at an appropriate point in the treatment cycle by the breast care nurses.

Our impact on the community

Since 2006 approximately 180 bags per annum have been distributed in Sunderland. From 2015 we now cover the Durham area too.This is due to increase as we take other Hospitals on board. Hug in a Bag is now recognised as part of the after-care service for breast cancer patients.

What your gift could provide


Will provide one Hug in a Bag


Will provide two Hug in a Bags


Will provide three Hug in a Bags

Our details

£192 raised from 4 pages

Trev’s Great North Run 2024

£70 raised since July 2024

Marks Great North Run 2024

£5 raised since June 2024

Jamie's Great North Run

£87.5 raised since April 2024

Hugo’s Christmas Market Raffle

£29.5 raised since November 2022