£300 raised for cause as egg idea hatches
Mum’s new dance class is in memory of tragic school pal
AHEN lover has raised more than £300 for charity by making use of her chickens’ surplus eggs.
Lacey Allen, who keeps chickens at her home in Macclesfield with son and husband Joe, has raised £365 for the British Hen Welfare Trust. She bakes cupcakes using her surplus eggs and sells them to friends and family in return for a donation.
The money goes to the British Hen Welfare Trust, which finds loving pet homes for ex-commercial laying hens that would otherwise be destined for slaughter.
She said: “I wanted to support the charity and holding a Free Range Friday seemed like a great way.
“With my husband having breakfast at work and me being vegan we always have lots of spare eggs in the house.
“I am also a very keen baker so it just seemed like the perfect fit, it has been a great success so far.”
To date Lacey has held three ‘Free Range Fridays’.
To request your free fundraising pack to hold your own Free Range Friday, or to find out more, email fiona.lockwood@ bhwt.co.uk, call 01884 860084 or visit www.bhwt. org.uk/information/freerange-friday. A MUM-OF-TWO from Macclesfield is staging a free dance class for charity in memory of a school friend who died of cancer.
Sarah Maxwell, 27, is holding a Musical Steps session to raise funds for the Rhinology and Laryngology Research Fund, after her friend Charlotte Hails, 30, died of cancer in June 2013.
Musical Steps is a company that runs music classes for babies and toddlers to help develop communication, language, listening and creative skills.
Sarah, from Knights Close, who will run the classes every Friday at Morton Hall, said: “I wanted the launch class to raise money for a charity that means something to me personally.
“I went to Buxton Community School with Charlotte. She was a lovely girl and a talented violinist. She also did a lot of fundraising herself.”
Charlotte’s mum, Doreen Hails, said: “Sarah is being marvellously kind raising the funds.”
The launch class at Morton Hall on March 18 includes sections for babies and toddlers. The class is now fully booked but those wishing to make donations can visit uk. virginmoneygiving.com/ rhinologyandlaryngology researchfund.
●● Teacher Sophie Thomason, Emily Howard from year nine and Ryan Donovan from year eight with Leah Goodchild from East Cheshire Hospice
●● Sarah Maxwell with her children Tess Ruby, three, and Ailsa Elizabeth, three months