Rowans Hospice Christmasd Craft Fayre

Once again we're pleased to be playing at the Rowans Hospice Christmas Craft Fayre at the URC Hall, Hollow Lane, Hayling Island on Saturday 12th November 2022.



Norfolk House - Sheltered Housing

 Enjoyable gig playing at the Norfolk House, Havant on Wednesday 5th October 2022. Thank you to all the residents and staff for their very generous donation.


Hayling Holiday Lunches - Hayling Lions


Very enjoyable gig playing at the Hayling Lions Fayre to support the Hayling Holiday Lunches Charity on Saturday 27th November 2021.  Here's some of the lovely comments received by Judy after the event:

‘Great day, great music, brilliant’

‘Enjoyed the morning especially the music band’

‘Hayling Huggers really added to the festive spirit’

‘Hayling Huggers we’re really fantastic and I clapped after every song’

‘I sang along to the music’

‘It made the morning’

Rowans Hospice Christmas Fair

We are pleased to announce that we will be playing on Saturday 13th November 2021 at the Rowans Hospice Christmas Fair which is being held at the United Reformed Church, Hollow Lane, Hayling Island. Please come along and support this very worthwhile charity.


Fareham Sailing and Motor Boat Club.

Saturday 4th September 2021.  Another very pleasurable event at the FSMBC Annual Summer Gathering. A lively afternoon once again playing a mixture of songs including many that the audience, a mixture of ages, joined in with us. We very much appreciated the hospitality of the club in providing us with drinks during our interval and must say a very big 'Thank You' for, not only the generous donation from the club itself, but also the impromptu collection by the club members at the end of the performance which raised an additional £113.45 for the youngsters at Naomi House. 


Alton & Petersfield Multiple Sclerosis Groups

On Sunday 15th August 2021 we had the pleasure of playing at the Alton & Petersfield MS Groups Annual BBQ. A very enjoyable afternoon playing a mix of old and new songs which was appreciated by a varied age group. We must say a very big thank you to the groups for inviting us to share their BBQ and also for their generous donation to our chosen charity.


We have grown.........(June 2021)

We are please to announce that we have now been joined by a new member to our group and also see a welcome return to a former member.  So a big 'Huggers Welcome' to Judy and a big 'Huggers Welcome Return' to Pat

HI Fest 2021 

We're happy to announce that we will be taking part in the HI Fest 2021. You are welcome to come and join us on Saturday 24th July at the Hayling Billy pub in Elm Grove from 16:00. Look forward to seeing you there.

COVID-19 Update - August 2020

During the lockdown period we have kept in touch via e-mails and even had some sessions together using Zoom. These gave us social contact but the playing together was difficult. So now things have eased and the weather has been fine we have held some sessions playing in one of our member's back garden. Immediately this was better and, always observing social distancing, we will continue with these as long as the weather holds and rules allow.

Although we have not been able to perform at the various places we were booked in to play at in 2020 because of lockdown and the coronavirus preventing groups and events taking place, we now look forward and hope to play for them and others in 2021.

( l to r: Terry, Sue, Alan, Jim & John. Not in picture is Peter who took the photo)



The group are very proud and pleased to announce that we raised £170 for our chosen charity over the 2019 Christmas period.


From the Hayling Herald - February 2020

From the Hayling Herald - January 2020

October 2019

With great sadness we say farewell to Avril Keyes the leader of the Huggers Ukulele group who passed away recently. We have lost a brilliant musician and friend who will be greatly missed.