Despite the challenging circumstances we face, London Independent Living Service (LILS) and Hertfordshire Independent Living Service (HILS) are continuing to support almost 3,000 older and vulnerable people across London and Hertfordshire by delivering essential Meals on Wheels. Unfortunately, many clients live alone and have been left feeling disconnected and isolated during this time.

We’re asking for your support to help our clients feel more connected with their local community. We’re inviting young artists across London and Hertfordshire to send us a comforting message, poem, or colourful drawing which we will distribute to our clients so that they know people are thinking about them and that they’re not alone. Please include your name, age and where you’re from.

You can send your creation to us by post (see address below) or take it to a designated drop-off point displayed on the map below. We need thousands of people to get involved in order to send a drawing to each of our clients, so pick up your pencils and get creating! If you would like to share this project with your community group, please feel free to use the following resources to help people get involved:

Hugs By Post(er)

Worksheet

Print and Colour

Send by post to:

Hugs by Post,
Unit 16 Green Lane One,
Blackhorse Road,
Letchworth,
Hertfordshire,
SG6 1HB

Drop off your creation at any of the designated drop-off points shown as blue pins on the map. Click on any of the pins to see the address.

Safety

When posting, or dropping off your creation, it’s important that you stay safe, and follow government guidelines. When your post arrives at our site, it will go through a strict quarantining procedure before being distributed to clients. If you would like more information about our safety procedures, please contact [email protected].