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URGENT APPEAL

Help us raise 120k in 120 Days

"Without your support, we may cease to operate."


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  • HHUGS is the only UK registered charity to provide support to families impacted by detention
  • Our current operations extend to 185 households - over 400 individuals
  • Only 4 months non-zakah funds remain
  • Arrests  at a record high – 70% increase
  • 379 new families affected in the past year alone 
  • Currently unable to meet the rising demand for support 
  • Without your support, we may cease to operate.

As a small charity, not in receipt of government or grant funding, HHUGS is entirely reliant upon grassroots support to assist vulnerable women, children and elderly parents in our communities. Given the nature of our work, this can be an uphill task comparatively, with many doors and avenues traditionally open to charities, being closed to us.

Sadly, Ramadhan was not as successful as anticipated in generating the necessary funds to sustain our work for the coming year.  Many valuable causes in the international arena coupled with local tragedies captured the attention of the community, but unfortunately meant that our unique work with those already neglected and marginalized families on our doorstep, was overlooked. Subsequently, we are left with only 4 months non zakah-funds remaining. Without further assistance, we won't be able to extend the current provision to all who need our help. Without your support, we may cease to operate.

With arrests escalating to a record high in the past year, exceeding the rate of one a day, the need for our services becomes ever more acute, and we require greater resources to match our growing beneficiary base. That's an increase of 379 newly affected households impacted and potentially in need of HHUGS’ services in the past year alone - for us to give each of those families even a single one-off grant, would require an additional 95k. To provide additional and ongoing support to those recently impacted, further resources would be required. 

Our work is unique. Whilst there are dozens of charities mutually working in various other fields and regions, there is simply no other charity doing this work in the UK or abroad; if we cease to exist, there is no other organisation providing services to this sector of the community who would step in to replace HHUGS. When a cause is neglected then the obligation upon us to uphold it and the reward therein is even greater. And when the beneficiaries are on our doorstep and close to home, the obligation is greatest on those closest in proximity to them.

We call upon your generosity so we can continue relieving hardship, restoring hope and rebuilding lives in the year ahead.