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Van appeal 2023

A huge thank you to everyone that's donated to our van appeal so far

Adrian Jackaman

19th December, 2023

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Geoff Ambler

30th October, 2023

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28th October, 2023

Just entered the golden egg competition,so I thought I would leave a little something to help the girls,sorry its not more.

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Barrie and Christina Jasper

27th October, 2023

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Victoria Poland

26th October, 2023

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Alex Cuthbert

14th October, 2023

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Van Appeal Update November 2023
With the kindness of all our supporters we raised over £27,000! More than we hoped for, and we are right now in the throes of ensuring the very best way to provide comfort (ventilation and temperature control is key); we anticipate the purchase of our van if not by Christmas, then for sure in the early spring, ready to help thousands of hens in Scotland. And it is you who has helped to make this a reality for our happy and enthusiastic Scotland teams. Thank you.
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Could you help us fund a van for hens?

We’re appealing for your support today to help us buy a new, purpose-built van for transporting even more hens to a free-range retirement.

Many of our teams currently rely on trailers to get hens from farms to rehoming points and, whilst they serve a purpose, this limits the number of birds we can save from slaughter.

New transport will mean our precious cargo is fully secure inside with heating to keep them cosy in winter and cool ventilation for warmer weather.

Please will you donate to fund a van for hens?

Your support previously funded a new van for our Midlands team back in 2010 and you also rallied around in 2020 when our Devon van broke down completely – within weeks you helped us raise over £30,000 to buy a new one.

The sooner we raise the £20,000 needed, the sooner we can start saving even more lives, and we are entirely reliant on the generosity of you, our supporters, to make this a reality.

Thank you.

Jane Howorth Signature

Jane Howorth, MBE
Founder, British Hen Welfare Trust

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Your donations have already bought us two vans – one in the Midlands and another in Devon and, between them, those vans have saved 70,000 hens from slaughter and sent them on their way to free-range freedom.
Emma Slade with BHWT van

“When we lost our previous van to a fire, BHWT supporters were incredible in coming forward and helping us buy a new one so that no hens’ lives were lost. As a driver for the Devon team, I can’t begin to say how much easier the job is with a van that’s purpose-built for this important job.

“No trying to work out how the trailer fits to your car; no scrabbling around in another vehicle to see whether you have a first aid kit (for the chickens!) or a tissue (for you!)

"Ventilation and air conditioning are already taken care of so no worrying in case the chickens get sun burned or frost bitten or drenched in rain. And as for the tail lift … heaven! No more poorly backs the next day.

“But the best bit? It is bigger than a trailer. We can save more chickens. We can travel wider and further.

“I will be making a donation. Can you?”

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