One hen = 120 eggs

PUBLISHED: 15:36 09 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:46 10 June 2010

INTERNATIONAL development charity World Emergency Relief has a cracking way for people to celebrate World Egg Day tomorrow. The charity is inviting individuals and groups to mark the day by supporting its 'Be a Good Egg' campaign - which sends chickens to

INTERNATIONAL development charity World Emergency Relief has a cracking way for people to celebrate World Egg Day tomorrow.The charity is inviting individuals and groups to mark the day by supporting its 'Be a Good Egg' campaign - which sends chickens to families in developing countries where eggs are a source of food and income for people who are genuinely in need. A donation of just £6 will fund one laying hen, and help towards the cost of its feed and housing. This will provide a family with at least 120 eggs a year to eat or sell.Alex Haxton, director of operations at World Emergency Relief, said: "Supplying laying hens is one of the easiest ways to provide an impoverished family with a sustainable source of both food and income."The campaign has been devised to appeal to children and families, with an interactive website www.beagoodegg.com, fun campaign material with lots of rotten 'yolks' and a craft kit for turning an egg box into a Be a Good Egg collection box.To make a donation or order a fundraising kit, visit www.beagoodegg.com or call 0844 2492129.

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