As one of our key supporters, we would like to hand over to our very own Megan Whiteman to share her experience of fundraising for us via eBay.
“Hen business starts the moment I wake up when I undertake the first morning sales check. We’ve sold 1 knitted caterpillar, 1 giant knitted bumble bee, and a personalised handmade poker birthday card – not a bad start!
I then get to work listing items on eBay. Currently, around 100 donated Blackpool theatre programmes from the 1950s and 1960s.
After I have reached the greenhouse (battling my way through ten boisterous hens) to check on my seedlings, the post arrives. Ah, Parcelforce compensation for a late delivery. Mobile phone in hand, I call the patient supporter, who has been so understanding. She’s even kind enough to arrange to buy 2 more items, which I have scheduled to list at 3pm.
The next call is to the allotment, to hand out Chicken & Egg magazines to a friend in return for large donated bags of dandelions for our girls to eat. We actually met talking about hens, which can be said for most of my friendships!
The second I’m home, it’s time to wrap and dispatch a massive copper jam pan, donated by Jane Howorth herself! All the packaging is either recycled or donated by supporters – we insist on being eco-friendly as the hens need a healthy planet to live on!
7:30pm is time for answering any enquiries.
Final sales of the day are written in the log book. Tomorrow, with any luck, the collection tins should arrive from Hen Central and another roller-coaster-ride-of-a-day begins!”
If any of you fab supporters out there would like to donate items for Megan to auction on her eBay shop, to raise funds for the BHWT, please contact Xiomara (‘Shamara’) in the Fundraising Team on email@example.com.