Flints ignite virtual challenge

Posted 4th July 2017 11:34am by

A hen loving mother and son in Ruddington, Nottingham have raised a hencredible £220 for the British Hen Welfare Trust after completing a 5k virtual run on Saturday.

Clare Flint and her seven-year-old son Fred began training hard for the challenge after re-homing their ex-caged hens Buster and Bum-Bum from Newark in October last year.

Clare told us: “We first heard of the BHWT when trying to source some ex-caged hens to add to our flock.

I have recently got back into running and, when I saw that the BHWT was doing a virtual run, I thought it was a perfect match after becoming slightly chicken obsessed!”

The money raised will help fund the charity’s upcoming welfare and education centre due to open in the summer.

Clare revealed: “I thought it would be fun for Fred to raise some money for the charity as well as completing the challenge and getting a medal for his efforts. Training went well but it transpires my son is a lot faster than me!”

Fred went on to complete his run in an astonishing 36 minutes and has henspired staff at Hen Central to get involved themselves.

The charity has lots of upcoming running events to partake in. If you are interested in getting involved please visit https://www.bhwt.org.uk/information/challenge-yourself or contact fundraise@bhwt.co.uk for more details.