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Charity Hen Weekends



Charity hen weekends

Charity Projects

  • Forest Regeneration - New Forest
  • Beach Clean - Various locations
  • City Farm - South West

Pay it forward hen parties

If you wish to celebrate the hen weekend by giving, then GoHen have some fantastic charity partners you can help support by becoming a volunteer for the day. As well as helping support their vital work you’ll also enjoy the great outdoors, see some beautiful rural and coastal scenery and could learn new skills.

All our charity hen weekends are non-profit.*

There are three different projects you can support...

Forest Rangers | Help maintain wildlife habitation

  • Help restore the New Forest
  • Improve wildlife habitats
  • Plant new trees
  • Increase biodiversity

The UK is blessed with amazing forests and woodland, while urban expansion and CO2 emissions have had a negative impact on our natural woodland but thanks to volunteer schemes around the country the forests are fighting back.
Your hen party will join the frontline of battle to reclaim and protect vital woodland and help restore it to its former glory for both its natural inhabitants and human visitors. Safety clothing (gloves, eye protection, etc) and tools are all provided.

In association with New Forest National Park.

Under the guidance of an instructor you’ll take part in activities such as;

  • Planting new saplings for continued sustainability and habitat.
  • Helping clear weeds to encourage forest regrowth.
  • Clearing invasive scrub and small trees like birch and willow.
  • Hedge planting to offer more natural cover.
  • Working in grass, heath or woodland areas.
  • Clearing rubbish and dead wood.

Details

Location: New Forest
Duration: 10am - 3pm
Availability: October - Feb, April - September
Group Size: Up to 15 hens
Clothing: Outdoor wear, sturdy boots
Refreshments: Hot drinks provided

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"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now."
- Chinese Proverb

Beach Belles | Assist in cleaning our coastline for marine life

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  • Eco beach expert
  • Assist in beach clean up
  • Stunning coastal locations
  • Help protect marine wildlife

We do like to be beside the seaside, and there is something totally magical about Britain’s beaches. More and more stretches of UK coastline are gaining Blue Flag status for their cleanliness which is vital to help protect our native marine life.
Under the guidance of a marine expert you’ll hit a beach and working in pairs you’ll help to clean the beach to protect the eco-balance.

In association with Marine Conservation Society.

Under the guidance of an instructor you’ll take part in activities such as;

  • Clearing waste materials.
  • Removing flotsam.
  • Scavenging driftwood and upcycle materials.
  • Keeping records of materials found.

Details

Location: Various locations
Duration: Up to 4 hrs
Availability: Selected dates around the UK
Group Size: No minimum
Clothing: Outdoor wear, sturdy boots, gardening gloves
Refreshments: Not included

"In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand
there is the story of the earth."
- Rachel Carson

Farm Hands | Become a part of this working city farm

  • Building/maintaining raised beds
  • Clearing land to be planted
  • Planting flowers
  • Building/repairing polytunnels

This fantastic city farm was originally created by local residents and has been running for over 40 years. You’ll become part of the family and join the army of volunteers who keep the farm running throughout the year. The farm is a great local resource for schools, vocational and educational therapy groups, elderly residents and local families.

In association with Windy Hill City Farm.

Under the guidance of the volunteer coordinator you’ll help with tasks such as;

  • Preparing areas for planting or construction (for polytunnels, raised beds, etc).
  • Maintaining garden infrastructure including raised beds and composting areas.
  • Developing the front of house areas such as constructing or planting trellis, raised beds, these could include crops.
  • Expanding outdoor growing areas such as polytunnels for groups of varying physical requirements and ability.

Details

Location: South West
Duration: 9.30am - 4pm
Availability: Saturdays
Group Size: No minimum
Clothing: Outdoor wear, trainers, boots or wellies
Refreshments: Not included (cafe on site)

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"Teaching kids how to feed themselves and how to live in a community responsibly
is the centre of an education."
- Alice Waters

How our charity hen weekends work...

We have charity partners in selected UK sites operating on dates throughout the year. Our charity hen weekends are available as activity only or as part of a full hen weekend package. You can add other activities build your big weekend;

  1. Choose the charity work you'd like to contribute to.
  2. Select your accommodation for the weekend.
  3. Add any extra activities.
  4. Enjoy a fantastic weekend!

Something completely different...

*Non-profit Weekends
These are hen parties with a difference, the basic packages offer hens a chance to participate in a non-profit, charitable weekends. Any fees relating to the charitable work of the weekends is required directly by the charities themselves to cover costs of any materials on the day.
GoHen will not be adding profit margins to any charity activities or the accommodation booked for our charity weekends.
Groups may wish to add additional activities to their weekends at a separate price.

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