Craven Poultry Keepers Club makes Friends donation
The Craven Poultry Keepers club have made a donation of £100 to the Friends of Airedale to help provide those extras that make a difference to patients at Airedale Hospital.
The cheque was presented by club secretary Jayne Gillam who also works at the hospital in the Quality & Safety Team.
Jayne says: “We have raffles throughout the year and it was agreed at our AGM by the members to give £100 to Friends of Airedale as the hospital is a place all of us need from time to time.”
Jayne, along with Ros Boothman, was one of the founder members of the club when it started in 2009 and it now has a membership of 200 poultry keepers from across the district. Members include top exhibitors and those who rescue hens to people who want a few chickens in their garden, so there is something for everyone. The club offers advice, hosts talks and holds a popular annual egg show. The club can also source birds for anyone interested as other members often have different birds for sale and they can put people in touch.
Jayne has 60 birds herself, all Russian Orloffs, and shows them: “They are lovely birds, very calm, good layers and real characters, that’s what I like about them.”
Eileen Proud, President of Friends of Airedale says: “Once again we must give a huge thank you to Mr and Mrs Boothman and all the members at the poultry club for their donation. It’s become an annual event and is very much appreciated! Good luck to the club and long may it survive.”