Haslemere Hen safely returned to charity shop after being mistakenly sold

Tuesday 9th August 2022 6:00 am
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Ian Innes (left), Emily Oldham, Emily’s chicken on the run, Melissa King and Brian Howard
Ian Innes (left), Emily Oldham, Emily’s chicken on the run, Melissa King and Brian Howard (Tindle )

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A Haslemere Hen which was sold in error a few weeks ago has been returned.

The Chicken Run hen was mistakenly sold from the Tantum Trust charity shop several weeks ago to Ian Innes, who lives in Guildford. He had innocently bought the hen and given it to his step-daughter Emily Oldham, who attends Camelsdale school.

The school has also participated in the Haslemere Hens with its creation Tim Beake, and it was Emily who realised a hen was missing as one was living with her. She convinced Ian to return the hen and he generously didn’t ask for his money back either.

As recognition of their kindness and honesty, the hen has been renamed as Emily’s chicken on the run.

It will be one of the hens available to bid on in the grand finale auction on Saturday, October 1 at Haslewey Community Centre, with the proceeds going to the Tantum Trust charity.

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