Donate In Memory

Giving a donation in memory of a loved one is a wonderful way to remember and celebrate their life and support a cause they cared about at the same time. Many people ask for a donation to charity as a mark of respect at funerals rather than having flowers.

Remembering the life of someone dear to you with the British Hen Welfare Trust is a wonderful way to support our work into the future and help us to continue giving a new life to thousands of caged birds.  Services like JustGiving provide a way to set up a giving page in memory, which can be kept open for as long as you like so friends and family can add donations and messages for years to come.

Ways You Can Donate in Memory of a Loved One

Don’t want to donate online? Please make cheques payable to British Hen Welfare Trust and send to Hope Chapel, Rose Ash, South Molton, Devon, EX36 4RF. Or give our fundraising team a call on 01884 860084 and we’ll happily take your donation over the phone.

If you would like to talk to someone about leaving a gift in memory please get in touch with Grace Moran on 01884 860084 or email Thank you.

Forever Helping Hens

Julie Lavington
Julie Lavington

The charity received a series of kind donations after our supporter, Julie Lavington, sadly passed away. Julie, who adopted hens from the BHWT in January 2018, was a member of Sing Now Choir.

They raised £162.02 at an event where members were given chicken brooches to remember her by and an additional £37.86 was raised through cake sales. Furthermore, £250 was raised in donations at Julie’s funeral and sent in by her husband John, who told us Julie would spend many a daytime in the garden with her girls, who she named Grace, Victoria and Beyonce.

We’re incredibly grateful for the monies raised following Julie’s death, and our thoughts remain with her friends and family.

Jez, pictured here with beloved hen Lexi, fell under the ex-bat spell after meeting his partner Wendy.

A donation was made to the BHWT in lieu of flowers after Jez’s funeral, for which we are forever grateful. Wendy told us: “When I met Jez, he thought me quite crazy having hens for pets but very quickly fell under their spell. Every time numbers dwindled we took in four more. In every adoption there was always one which stood out from the rest. 

“He put up with being mugged for his lunch and we laughed to hysterics when one did finally manage to steal a sandwich and run off round the field being chased by the others. Not a day spent in the presence of these most wonderful creatures were we not made to smile and laugh at their antics. Jez was highly honoured when Lexi often chose so sit with dad rather than search for goodies with the others. They brought him peace and joy to the end.”

Jez Gelsthorpe
Jez Gelsthorpe

Leaving a Gift in Your Will

Leaving a legacy to us will not only save hens from slaughter but, through our campaigning work, improve the welfare standards for millions of hens in the future. If you would like to know more about remembering us in your Will please click here.

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