Page 13 - British Hen Welfare Trust - Chicken & Egg Issue 3

Sooo, when a delightful little converted Chapel came to my attention, I
decided to look into the idea of moving, and others approved the idea
too. Although the decision was not taken lightly, after securing a very
favourable price for the property, which was classified for commercial use
only and ready to use as offices, we moved into our new home just 12
minutes away from North Parks on 16
July 2012.
We can now accommodate up to 16 staff, which comprises 9 permanent
staff, additional part time workers and volunteers who help out with office
based tasks. We have ample parking and a 2-acre paddock which, once
we have raised funds and gained planning permission, we hope to be
able to put to good use for some of our girls.
The name of our new offices?
Hope Chapel’
Appropriate and charming,
like the office itself.
And most importantly
Hope Chapel
now gives us better opportunity to
expand, as well as providing sound investment for the
charity and allowing all who work here to
continue offering hope to hens.
Happy Hen Folk: British Hen
Welfare Trust staff left to right:
Wendy, Naomi, Jo, Gaynor
outside their new office in
South Molton