We all hope to leave the world a little better than we found it. If you are looking for a way to give back long into the future, then why not consider leaving a gift in your Will to the BHWT?
With hens named Petunia, Peony, Pansy, Primula, Penstemon, and Primrose, it’s perhaps unsurprising that Rachel Parsons chose to raise funds for the BHWT by opening up her garden to the public…
Sue, who lives in Devon, is taking part in a tandem skydive in May. Never one to do things by halves, she’s opted to jump from 15,000 ft – the highest allowed in the UK without oxygen.
Jo Bell has clocked up some serious mileage by taking on long-distance runs and walks for charities over the years. Now, she’s using all her experience to raise funds for the British Hen Welfare Trust by tackling an ultramarathon this April.
When poor little Pico was adopted by volunteer Lorna McGuinness, she was incredibly thin, couldn’t walk, and spent her first few weeks with her head bowed, looking very sorry for herself. Read more about Lorna and Pico by clicking…
Keith McDevitt from Banknock and Ruth Wright from West Wickham ran the 26.2 miles on routes they created themselves around their local streets as part of the Virtual London Marathon (VLM), while Emma Clift took part in the Manchester Marathon.
When we heard about Sam Sinclair completing a half Iron Man – a consecutive 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run – in the name of the BHWT, we all thought the same thing: ‘this man must love hens!’
Adele Rake became a hen keeper almost by accident. Her first pet hens came courtesy of a neighbour who had two hens that were being bullied by the others; Adele couldn’t bear to watch so she stepped in and offered them a home.
Leaving the comfort of her duvet to help hens, new staff member and first-time volunteer Kathryn Howard shares her rehoming day experience.
Ruth Wright and Keith McDevitt will soon be lacing up their trainers and pounding the pavement when they run 26.2 miles, all to raise funds for ex-caged hens.
We think all our volunteers are simply wonderful and can never thank them enough! This month we’re shining the spotlight on a few of the members of Team Somerset.
A mother and her son are walking a whopping 32 miles (around 64,000 steps!) to raise funds for the BHWT. Kim Chandler and her 12-year-old son Dominic will leave their six chickens at home when they tackle their challenge along the Basingstoke Canal in August.
BHWT Volunteer Lucy Shares how her experiences traveling the globe changed her life… much like rehoming hens has too!
BHWT supporter, Hayley Moisley, first adopted hens in 2017. Like many of us she experienced how much a hen can change your world. For Hayley and her 70,000 followers on Instagram, Olive was that hen.
Ever wondered what you could do with your surplus vegetables or flowers from your garden? How about selling them from your front door to raise funds for the BHWT! That’s what Liz does from her home in Bedfordshire!
Fifteen months ago, on a wet and windy weekend in Berkeley, the main BHWT Gloucester volunteer team was established. Although the team has now doubled in size, on their induction day they were a small, inexperienced group eager to throw themselves into every aspect of rehoming. Ruth Howell, the coordinator at Team Berkley, tells us all about how she started at the BHWT…
Ruth Burroughs is one of our volunteers at Team Cornwall. She’s been with us for over six years now and kindly helps out by taking care of some of the poorly hens that we sometimes find when we collect hens from the farm. This month we spoke to her about a particularly poorly hen she connected with — a hen called Jan.
Last month we were contacted by Becky Griffiths, a long-standing supporter of the BHWT. She brought news of her daughter, Lucy, who had set up a JustGiving page to fundraise for the BHWT by spending a night in the bath! We just had to get in touch and find out how she did!
Whenever we talk about collecting eggs from our hens, we talk about whether they have slowed down laying, maybe the eggs are becoming bigger or less-stable shell-wise. But do you keep track of the number of eggs your hens lay?
As an Egg Club member since 2018, Monica usually sells most of her eggs to fellow volunteers at the Friends of The South West Police Heritage Trust as well as staff at the South West Heritage Trust to raise funds for the BHWT.
Want to make your hens a special treat this Christmas? Join us in making a festive wreath for your hens this year, packed with yummy veg!
After receiving such a lovely fundraising donation from a holistic animal therapist, Martine, we thought we’d have an in-depth look into how she gets involved with the BHWT.
Leila Scobie, one of our amazing Team Scotland volunteers shares her journey from hen welfare to creating The Happy Hen Hotel.
Give your hens a Christmas treat with this amazing recipe for homemade Flock Seed Block. Click here to find out how to make your own!