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As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, University of Lincoln's Guide Dogs hosted their fourth Cuddle a Fluffy event to help people de-stress - and what a PAW-sitively successful event it was! 

In addition to being unbelievably adorable and helping many students relax, our favourite fluffy friends managed to raise a FANTASTIC £123.35 in just two hours, with all money raised going to GuideDogs UK.

For two years now UoL Guide Dogs has been running at the university and they have been very active in their work. So, we knew they would be straight on board to help us during Mental Health Awareness Week.

This time of year can be particularly RUFF for many students, with dissertations, exams and study all taking place. However, research shows that a little doggy de-stress session can go a long way towards 'stress reduction and feelings of negativity' during exam times.  So, because the national theme of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week was 'stress: are you coping?' we thought why not bring back our Cuddle a Fluffy event? And we're so glad we did! 

As well as raising money for GuideDogs UK, our adorable friends made many a student smile on Friday - what more could we ask for? 

If you would like some more tips on how to de-stress, please take a look at our Less Stress More Success booklet at the bottom of this webpage:

Thank you to everyone who was involved in making Friday such a triumph!