National treasure, Pam Ayres, has been a patron of the British Hen Welfare Trust since 2006. She has been actively involved with the BHWT’s educational work, writing poetry for school resources including her poem called The Battery Hen as well as appearing on our YouTube channel in 2017 to promote rehoming hens.
In 2010 Jimmy filmed The Private Life of Chickens at the British Hen Welfare Trust’s Devon hen central to find out what goes on behind the hen-house door through a series of experiments and observations to understand the behaviour and psychology of chickens.
Amanda Holden, much-loved TV personality, and highly acclaimed actress was invited to be a patron of the charity and surprised our Founder by calling her at home one day to say she would love to support a charity that sought a better life for laying hens.
Duchess of Richmond
The Duchess of Richmond resides at Goodwood Park in Sussex and comes from a family of devoted hen-keepers. She became one of our first patrons in 2005.
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