Christmas Appeal 2020
Like many charities, we now face uncertain times ahead.
Please help if you can this Christmas.
Christmas is a time of great traditions, gathering together, making memories, and embracing things we love: Mum’s baking, Grandad snoring while watching the Queen’s speech and the little ones making gingerbread houses. But Christmas this year is going to be like no other…
As Britain’s first national charity to be focused solely on hen welfare and rehoming, the British Hen Welfare Trust has made a lasting tradition of saving ex-commercial hens from slaughter by finding them new homes as family pets.
If you are able make a gift to the British Hen Welfare Trust you’re not only saving a hen’s life, you’re helping us improve hen welfare across the UK, while impacting the lives of many people who find comfort in keeping them.
Your kind gift will enable us to progress our innovative, life-saving work. We will be able to improve lives, and save lives, by improving the care of hens within the commercial, medical, veterinary and government sectors alike.
Together, we can impact how helpless hens are considered within our food chain, and confidently rehome the lucky ones as family pets, knowing they will be well-cared for with families and vets who understand their needs.
Your gift TODAY will make such a difference to our work TOMORROW.
Jane Howorth, MBE
Founder, British Hen Welfare Trust
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We have seen the potential role hens can play in providing life-changing support and comfort to those who could benefit most, and we have already gained interest from various institutions wishing us to continue. Obviously we would dearly like to have the opportunity to develop this exciting work further.
Recently we had developed and started to roll out lesson plans for schools, the aim being to teach children about animal welfare, food and farming, ultimately creating a compassionate generation who will help us to achieve our goal to see all laying hens enjoy a life outside. Unfortunately these plans are now on hold because of resources.
Hens helping humans
How we impact communities
Ex-cage hen, Lucky, is just one of over 58,000 lucky hens to have been given a second chance at life this year. Lucky arrived at her new home in the Devon countryside looking more than a little threadbare in terms of both flesh and feathers, and her keeper wasn’t sure she’d make it. And yet with care, our support via our Hen Helpline, and love, Lucky is now thriving.
Lucky’s story is typical of the thousands of hens we save from slaughter every year. All it takes is one good home and one caring keeper to help bring a hen back to life after her commercial working days are done.
Not all pets purr
Old traditions new perspectives
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