British Hen Welfare Day

This year we held the first ever British Hen Welfare Day! It was a fantastic way to celebrate what has been achieved so far with the help of our wonderful supporters, but it also marked the start of a project which will transform the charity.

The first British Hen Welfare Day took place on Friday, 23 September. It was all about people coming together to help make hens happier and also launched our fundraising appeal to help build a new re-homing and education centre here at Hen Central.

Our supporters, volunteers and hen lovers got involved as 114 Free Range Fridays were held across the country. They helped spread the word about the work the BHWT does and raised money to help more hens at the same time.

From feather-light sponges to sumptuous chocolate cake, chunky muffins to silky cheesecakes – we asked you to bake, buy, borrow and beg to get your hands on some tasty treats to share with friends and raise funds. We are so pleased with the effort put in by our supporters and the success we’ve had!

Remember to send us photos of your event  – we love seeing how they turn out and they can also help to inspire others!

If you’re interested in hosting your own Free Range Friday, please email for your free fundraising pack which will include everything you need to put on a perfect party.

Together we can help make hens happier.

Who’s taking part?

To help inspire you, here are just some of the people who have hosted a Free Range Friday!

In need of some eggspiration?

We know it’s a tough job trying to choose which delicious cake, muffin, quiche or pie recipe to use next, so we’ve put together just a few ideas to get you started. Just click on the yummy images to get the recipe!

Yvonne Brunotte's lemon curd cake Hen biscuitws  Chocolate fridge cake 1

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