This month we have purchased a number of cuddly creatures called HUGS.

A HUG is a soft comforter designed to be cuddled by people living with dementia. It has weighted limbs and a soft body that contains a simulated beating heart and a music player that can be programmed to play a person’s favourite music.

As dementia progresses, people living with the condition can become more isolated, agitated and anxious. The HUG brings comfort and  connection to the lives of people with dementia.

Find out more about HUGS here.

Thank you

These HUGS have been made possible thanks to the generous donations we receive throughout the year from kind people who give to our charity. This allows us to purchase these extra items that really do make a huge difference to people’s quality of life.

If you are in a position to donate to Parkhaven Trust – there are many different ways you can do this find out more here.


Pictures: Here are some of our lovely Willow Centre clients enjoying a super-soft cuddle! They have named their HUG ‘Angel’ as angels deliver love.