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Charity seeks egg lovers to crow about free-range!
7:40am Friday 3rd August 2012 in Poultry
Interested in eating cake, guilt-free, for a good cause? YES?! Then why not hold a FREE RANGE FRIDAY? Friday 3rd August, and the first Friday of every month thereafter, is FREE RANGE FRIDAY when the nation is being asked to get together to enjoy free-range eggs in all their guises. Yes, that includes cake - or anything else made with eggs for that matter, be it quiche, pasta, biscuits, omelettes, pancakes, or ice-cream - as long as the eggs are free-range!
FREE RANGE FRIDAY is the brainchild of the British Hen Welfare Trust, a national charity which educates the public about how they can make a difference to hen welfare, and encourages support for the British egg industry. The awareness and fundraising campaign encourages people to think about where the eggs in their food come from, whilst having a get-together to raise funds to support the work of the charity. Jane Howorth, Founder of the British Hen Welfare Trust explains: “Our aim with FREE RANGE FRIDAY is to spread the word so that people actively choose free-range eggs when doing their shopping. As a nation, we care very much about welfare, and how the food we eat is produced; many people choose free-range shell eggs, but how many people think to check the labels of processed food like ice-cream, quiche, ready meals and cakes? It is consumers who will ultimately influence welfare by the choices they make in their shopping basket.”
Supporters in schools, offices and homes around the country have been rolling up their sleeves, dusting down their recipe books and baking, and so far, over £3,000 has been raised for the charity. Why not join in and organise a foodie get together, be it an office cake bake, brunch with neighbours, tea-time pancakes or a three course dinner party? It’s a great way to do your bit to spread the free-range word. And of course, a good excuse to tuck into a bit of cake…
Our aim with FREE RANGE FRIDAY is to spread the word so that people actively choose free-range eggs when doing their shopping.Jane Howorth, Founder of the British Hen Welfare Trust