No one should be alone. Everyone has a right to be who they are and deserves to have the best life possible.
"My first hug was a very emotional one. I had no idea what that one hug meant to someone, or myself until that first hug" says Wendy Simpson, Founder of Beyond a Hug.
Following the Pride Fair in 2019 Free Mum Hugs increased their following and lots of the community began reaching out with their stories and need of support.
Through connection with the community, it was soon realised that there was a big disconnect on where to find what's happening in the queer space and where to go to get support. It was evident that the need to create a place for collaboration with all the pride organisations was really needed and from there, Beyond a Hug was born.
The aim is to bridge the gap. To create a connected unified space, where we can all come together, celebrate together, support one another, regardless of how you identify.
BAH is an up and coming charity whose mission is the provide LGBTQI+ community members with resources, support, funds, and greater awareness by connecting with them through hosting events, workshops and services.
We promote healthy social events. Our ethos is #makenewfriends #staysocial #stayconnected. We also help raise funds for groups and organisations within the LGBTQA+ community to help them to continue to grow.