A national hen welfare charity is encouraging people to dust off their aprons and get baking in the name of hen welfare.

The British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) loves eggs almost as much as chickens, which is why the charity wants bakers up and down the country to get involved with this year’s British Hen Welfare Day on Friday, September 28.

But not just that, we have the USP on bake sales because we don’t just want delicious cakes and bakes, we want the hens we love to take part too and what better way to bake than by using eggs freshly laid by hens in your own back garden that you have saved from slaughter?

The BHWT finds pet homes for over 50,000 commercial hens every year, and each one goes off to live a free range retirement in back gardens, schools, nursing homes and prisons up and down the country. That’s a heck of a lot of hens laying a whole load of eggs which are crying out to be baked into buns!

British Hen Welfare Day is all about celebrating the hens by whipping up cakes to share with friends and family in exchange for a charity donation. So whether it’s muffins which make your mouth water or cakes you can’t resist, just make sure they’re free range.

Alana Spencer, former The Apprentice winner and owner of Ridiculously Rich cake company, said: “As I keep chickens of my own I know just how much of a difference baking with truly free range eggs fresh from the nest box can make. It’s wonderful knowing your eggs have come from happy chickens, they make the tastiest cakes. Holding a bake sale for British Hen Welfare Day so that more hens can be saved is a great idea.”

If you’d rather fake it than bake it, then Alana is kindly offering 10% off her Ridiculously Rich range to all those who take part in our bake sale. Visit the charity's website to register for a free Bake for Hens’ Sake! pack including bunting, place cards and recipes from celeb chefs such as Jamie Oliver, Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and more.