Pancake Day falls on 12th February this year and those good eggs at the British Hen Welfare Trust are encouraging the nation to dig out their pancake recipes and take part in their Free Range Friday fundraiser.

Free Range Friday asks people to use free range eggs in all their cooking and to think about how their shopping choices can make a difference to the welfare of the humble laying hen. Even though the old style battery cages are no longer used in the UK, about 20 million hens are still kept in colony cages , and imported battery eggs are prevalent in processed food.

So why not host a free-range Pancake Party? The fact that you will be enabling more hens to enjoy life free-ranging outdoors, whilst raising funds for a very worthy charity, will enable you to enjoy some yummy scrummy pancakes – guilt-free!

To receive a Free Range Friday fundraising pack which includes everything you need to make your pancake party an egg-cracking success, please email Naomi on or go to

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