Egg Sales & Egg Clubs
More and more of our supporters are raising funds by donating the proceeds from egg sales and they have been an inspiration to us…. There’s something wonderfully fitting about ex-bats enjoying their free-range retirement, laying eggs to help all those hens left behind. From selling a few eggs a week through an ‘honesty box’ outside your house through to a regular organised ‘subscription’ egg club – it all helps boost our funds and could could help transform the life of a caged hen.
The Rising Sun Egg Club
This Egg Club is run by our very own Head of Operations Gaynor Davies and, as you can see, she has quite a professional set up! Not only does this lovely shelter serve as the perfect honesty box, Gaynor tells us her cat also likes to make herself at home inside it on rainy days…well, we can’t blame her!
Gaynor’s flock produces way more eggs than her household can eat, hence why the lucky Okehampton public get to enjoy the fruits of her hens’ labour.
Cindy’s Cheerful Chicks
Cindy Farrington regularly sends in cheques as a result of her egg sales – that’s partly due to the willingness of her girls to perform, but also because Cindy’s friends and colleagues are eggstremely generous!
Cindy works at a school, so has a ready-made audience for her delicious eggs…
Eggs at Eyton House
Sharon Eversfield is a volunteer for our Shropshire team and unsurprisingly has adopted our ex-bats on several occasions.
Despite being in retirement, Sharon’s girls agreed to continue popping out eggs for the benefit of others, and Sharon keeps an honesty box which customers generously fill!
David and Sarah Marek
David and Sarah Marek first heard about the work of the BHWT when they received a copy of book ‘Tales of the Coop’ from Sophie McCoy (our St Helens Co-ordinator) back in November 2014, and they haven’t looked back since!
David and Sarah set up their Egg Club in spring 2015, and have been busy selling their eggs to family, friends and colleagues at work, charging £1 for a box of 6. The pair have since set up another rehoming site for us at their home in Nantwich and have rehomed thousands of hens to the Cheshire public already.
Photograph courtesy of Chris Graham at Practical Poultry
Far Stanley Feathered Friends was set up in November 2012 when Abby chanced upon a house selling free-range eggs outside. Abby had stopped buying supermarket eggs some time ago so always sourced them locally. The lovely lady there offered to show Abby her hens and the rest was history. Abby started collecting eggs for friends and clients, buying them at £1.50 per half dozen, and selling them for £1.90, with every 40p going to BHWT. Some people even pay up to £2, adding an extra 10p to each donation. Abby has so far raised over £2,500 for the BHWT.
Whilst the chickens laying the eggs are not ex-bats, their laying helps to save the lives of their gorgeous feathered friends.
Carol and John Pickering
Carol and John Pickering have been keeping BHWT hens for several years now and run an ‘Egg Club’ called Danes Hill Dames. Carol and John say their hens are great fun to look after and, as a bonus, they provide delicious eggs too, lots of which are sold to friends with the proceeds given back to BHWT. John and Carol both look after the “girls”, with John doing the early shift letting them out around 6.30 am!
Fancy joining in? Click here to find out how….
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