Post EU referendum group hug event helps unite Peterborough residents

All smiles at the Group Hug event in Cathedral Square
All smiles at the Group Hug event in Cathedral Square
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More than 100 people received free group hugs in Peterborough’s Cathedral Square on Friday night as the city played host to a unique event to unite residents after a devise EU referendum vote.

The event was created at short notice to bring a sense of unity to the city and word spread quickly through social media.

Organiser Becky Owen-Fisher said: “Last night we restored some faith into the people of Peterborough with an hour’s worth of free group hugs. Wonderful.”

Crystal Brook added: “Over the hour we must have hugged 100 people. Great thing to be part of and made lots of people smile!”