First of all, a huge THANKYOU to everyone who supported me during My Big 45 adventure 😀 you were amazing. And Thank you to everyone who got in touch, I hope you loved your bears ❤
After the fun of my Big 45, i was wondering what to do next. I do still want to carry out random acts of kindness, but I wanted to Blog about something different.
The British Hen Welfare Trust do amazing work rehoming girls who are considered of no use commercially any more. I rehome Ex batts and they bring untold joy to my life every day. Its ridiculous the amount of love they have for everything.
The BHWT asked for any knitters/crocheters to make some hanging hen decorations like the one pictured. Who am I to pass up an opportunity to help? Part of my 2017-2018 ‘Big45’ blog will be dedicated to making 100 Hens for the BHWT.
I have friends who run another charity called Henpower who do amazing work with bringing Beaky kisses to those who need them. I spoke to Jos about it and she would happily take 100 hens off me, so thats 2 great charities on the receiving end.
My friend Lynda runs an amazing farm called Manor Farm Poultry . Lynda has been so professional during the whole Avian Flu outbreak but she has had to close her doors so many times, and for months on end while we were all under lockdown and its heartbreaking to see how great people like Lynda struggle. Lynda has also kindly agreed to take 100 Hens to sell and raise funds for a hen charity (to be finalised) so thats 300….
There are 2 more groups that are on the list to help out, but they need finalising, so watch this space for that.
If 300 hens wasn’t enough, last year I knitted a few of these…
These were given to a lovely lady called Margaret who runs a charity called North Wales Superkids who give these knitted chicks out at easter. I only heard about the charity at the last minute but i made 10 chicks, stuffed them and sent them off 🙂
You can probably guess what’s coming…Yes, 100 hens 😀 I’m making 100 of these chicks for Margaret this year (she doesn’t know it yet)
It’s quite an undertaking, but I have great friends who will help out if I get stuck.
I’m continuing my Astronomy studies so it’s nice to have little projects to work on in between assignments and revising.
I’m hoping to post pictures every week to keep you updated with the totals so far. I would love it if you wanted to follow my progress 🙂 Pop in anytime 😀