Whilst the Great British Bake Off may now be over this hasn’t stopped budding bakers continuing to whip up scrumptious cakes for good causes.
Samantha Chubbock, an animal lover from Attleborough, recently held an office free range bake sale and raised a whopping £185 for her chosen charity, The British Hen Welfare Trust.
Samantha, who also raises money by selling her hen’s eggs, re-homed her first ex-commercial hens from the charity in 2015 and said: “I was really pleased with how the bake sale went. As well as raising donations I also put a slideshow together with information about caged hens and the work the BHWT does for these girls. I was particularly thrilled to see my colleagues show so much interest!”
Free range bake sales are an eggstremely popular fundraiser for the charity and simply involve baking as many treats as possible containing free range eggs. Samantha told us: “I took a day off work to produce 10 different bakes using my girls freshly laid eggs and I was very tired by the end of the day! A colleague kindly contributed a stunning gingerbread stable as well but the Bakewell Tart was the surprise favourite – I’ve never seen cake disappear so fast!”
The British Hen Welfare Trust is well-known for its pioneering work in re-homing commercial laying hens and, through its nationwide team of 500+ volunteers, has found homes for more than 600,000 hens since hatching in 2005. As well as finding homes for hens, the charity also educates the public on how they can make a difference to hen welfare through their shopping basket and eating habits.