Bill the BearHugs Teddy Bear

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Meet Bill, our adorable plush BearHugs Teddy Bear. He’s super soft and has the cutest little blue nose. Bill loves a cuddle and always on standby for emergency hugs. We think he’s the perfect addition to any BearHugs gift box.

Bill is 16cm tall. He’s been health and safety tested and has a CE mark. Babies and very young children should be supervised playing with him.

BILL THE BEAR’S STORY

In November of 2017 BearHugs’ Chief Sender of Hugs Faye went to London to cheer on her inspiring friend Charlotte at the Prince’s Trust Awards. On the train on the way back she sat next to a lovely man named Bill who very kindly offered her a biscuit. Bill and Faye chatted the whole way to Leicester where Bill got off. Because it was a late train, it took a lot longer than it normally would to get to Leicester but the conversation was still unfortunately cut short. Before he got off the train, Faye learned that Bill had attended an event in London for Parkinsons UK. He told Faye about how after his lovely wife Jean passed away he had thrown himself into charity work. 

Faye and Bill ended up exchanging stories about their lives so far. Bill was very kind about BearHugs and what we do and Faye was incredibly inspired to learn that Bill had started a charity in his wife Jean's name which offers support to people who have started businesses in spite of adversity. 

Bill is one of those people who exudes warmth when you meet them and Faye told everyone about the lovely man she had met on the train the next day. 

Bill found us online and read everything there is to know about BearHugs. He got in touch with us at the office and spoke on the phone with Lyndsey. Bill and Faye have stayed in touch since and we have become good friends. 

Bill has been involved in supporting businesses with their finances all his life and he has given Faye a lot of brilliant advice. What is lovely is that he truly understands BearHugs and fully supports Faye’s desire to create jobs and opportunities for those with chronic illness. 

Bill has unfortunately been quite poorly lately. Despite this he never fails to ask after every member of the BearHugs (extended!) family when he calls to check in.

Bill is generous, supportive, incredibly positive and the kindest person we know. We love having our lovely bear share his name

Once you have placed an order, a member of Team BearHugs will prepare your item with lots of love and care, ready for dispatch within 1 working day.

If you'd like your item sent directly to a loved one, please provide their address as the 'shipping address' at checkout. 

If you'd like to add a message to your order, please send this by email to hello@bearhugsgifts.com with your order number as the subject line.

Delivery estimates:
UK (Royal Mail 24): Generally next day, but please allow 2-3 days
Europe (Royal Mail International Tracked): Within 10 days.

 
UK: £3.99 (estimated delivery 26/01/2019) Europe: £12.99 (estimated delivery 31/01/2019) Rest of the World: £22.99
NB: Additional delivery charges may apply.


Faye, 27, from Sheffield, is very happy to call herself 'Chief Sender of Hugs' at her social enterprise, BearHugs, which launched with the support of the Prince's Trust in 2015. 

Before starting BearHugs, Faye trained to be a Speech and Language Therapist and started work on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. After falling seriously ill with Lyme Disease, Faye had to resign. When unable to leave the house, she received an especially thoughtful package through the post from a friend and it totally brightened her day.The idea for BearHugs was born. 

Faye turned to The Prince’s Trust and, with our support, was successfully able to turn her little idea to 'send hugs through the post' into a reality through the Enterprise programme.

In her first two years, Faye sent over 5000 'hug in a box' gift hampers, hired three members of staff, offering part-time, flexible, remote opportunities to people living with chronic health conditions. BearHugs has also forged a philanthropic partnership with the charity Post Pals, donating a gift to a seriously ill child for every 50 gift boxes sold. BearHugs has won a number of awards including the Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award, Univeristy of Sheffield Startup Award and Prince's Trust NatWest Enterprise Award.

Faye is now proud to be a Prince's Trust Young Ambassador and regularly shares her experiences of the Enterprise Programme with others.

BearHugs offers a range of 'hug in a box' gift hampers which can be ordered online, personalised and sent directly to the doorstep of a loved. Every BearHugs gift box is filled with comforting, uplifting UK-made treats and reveals two outstretched paws on openining. 

Whether it's Thinking of You, Get Well Soon, Happy Birthday or Just Because, sometimes nothing says it better than a hug. 

BearHugs
Unit 1
18 Stalker Walk
Sheffield
S11 8NF
TELEPHONE: 01143122265
EMAIL: hello@bearhugsgifts.com

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