Welcome to Woolly Hugs!
Woolly Hugs is a busy online community run entirely on a voluntary basis. It is hoped that through our work, babies, children and their families will feel love, support, comfort and a physical reassurance through our blankets, the sense of being loved and looked after.
Our ongoing projects are linked to Yorkhill Children’s Hospital in Glasgow (Little Hugs and Angel Teds) and the Brompton Hospital in London, (Angel Hugs) as well as supporting children in developing and low income countries with World Child Cancer, (Billie’s Blankets) In addition we have short term projects such as our projects with the Children of Chernobyl project, and yarn bombing with Children’s Hospice South West. We also run Craft Sales to raise much needed funds for charities, most recently WAY, Together for Short Lives and Winston’s Wish.
We are always very happy to hear from folk who would like to join us, all are welcome on board, donors and crafters alike. We love our donors, they mean so much to us, we always want to be inclusive, for everyone to join in if they would like to, and some folk just wouldn't be able to afford to otherwise.
Woolly Hugs has its roots in the blanket projects for bereaved families run through Mumsnet. These are still such an important part of what we do and run alongside our ongoing projects, but folk wanted to do more, and help support more families, and we have been developing ever since. You do not have to be a member of Mumsnet to be part of Woolly Hugs, some are, some aren't, Woolly Hugs and our projects run independently. .
Our fabulous volunteers are mainly based in the UK, but we do have a band of International Blanketeers on board too. No matter where in the world you are, you are welcome.