Since 2006, Hug in a Bag have been providing Help, Understanding and Glamour (HUG) in the form of a bag containing gifts, information leaflets and discount vouchers to every person diagnosed with breast cancer in Sunderland. After hearing of the charity through a close friend, Deborah Marr and Jacqueline Rhodes contacted the organisation in Sunderland and, with their support, brought the charity to Blackpool in 2012.
Blackpool has high rates of breast cancer diagnosis, with around 300 women and four men every year given the devastating news. Hug in a Bag aims to provide every person diagnosed in Blackpool with a bag to show their understanding and support during their treatment.
Following a hugely successful first year in Blackpool and having raised over £12,000, the first set of bags were provided to the breast care nurses at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in November 2012.
The Capricorn Singers will be donating all profits to Hug in a Bag from every concert managed and arranged by The Capricorn Singers during 2013 and will be supporting HUG fundraising events.
If you would like to make a donation to Hug in a Bag you can either visit https://localgiving.com/huginabag or hand your donation to any one of the ladies in the choir.
You can find out more about Hug in a Bag on their website at: http://www.huginabag.com