Church of England Diocese of St.Albans Royston

Home Start "Hug in a Mug"

3 Oct 2020, 11 a.m.

Before lockdown, there were all sorts of things we took for granted: popping into a shop on a whim; sitting in a café and enjoying a cup of coffee; seeing a friend and giving them a hug. But, with the current COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions in place, sharing hugs and cups of tea (or coffee) are an increasingly rare commodity.

Which is why we have created this cheerful video (with the help of a selection of our wonderful staff, volunteers, trustees and supporters) which we hope will bring a smile to people’s faces and help promote our new campaign – ‘Hug in a Mug’ - which we are super excited to share with you… click here:

At Home-Start, we pride ourselves on our ability to face every challenge with a smile (and a cup of tea) and we bring this resilience and support to our families, in the hope that they can see light at the end of the tunnel.

And although you might not be able to hug friends during these stressful times, you can donate the cost of a cuppa to help us provide virtual hugs to families in crisis. But, while we’re also missing real hugs right now, we are providing the next best thing: a cup of tea, and hope.

We are asking our supporters to text HOMESTARTHUG to 70085 to donate £3 (or HOMESTARTHUGNOINFO to 70085 if you’d rather not be on our mailing list) - the price of a cup of tea or coffee. All donations will be used to help us continue delivering support to families through the next few challenging months, providing regular support, advice, and reassurance at a very uncertain and challenging time.