Writer Harnesses Word Power To Help Ex Battery Hens



Writer harnesses word power to help ex-battery hens
12th September 2017

By Karen Pickwick

An author has saved the lives of hundreds of hens due for slaughter by raising more than £1,000 for the British Hen Welfare Trust.

Victoria Connelly gave royalties from three of her books, all of which feature her own ex-bats, over a three-month period, raising £1,142.86. The money will be put towards the charity’s re-homing work, which sees it save 50,000 hens from slaughter every year.

Victoria has been a longstanding supporter of the charity since she adopted her own hens back in 2011 before moving to Suffolk from the London suburbs.

Her books, Escape to Mulberry Cottage, A Year at Mulberry Cottage and Summer at Mulberry Cottage, all feature her beloved hens and it was these three books from which she donated royalties to the charity.

Victoria said: “We have had so much joy from our ex-battery hens via the BHWT and we truly can't imagine life without them. They are very special animals and I love spreading the word about the amazing work the charity does on their behalf. I’m really delighted to be able to help.”