AN Easter fundraiser set up by residents at a Gawber residential home is now in full swing.

Staff and residents at Orchard Views Residential Home have been knitting chickens, bunnies and hens in a bid to raise enough funds for a chicken egg incubation set.

Bethany Howden, the activities co-ordinator at the home, told the Chronicle: “We’re raising money for our residents to buy a chicken hatching set which will hopefully allow them to have a little bit of independence.

“The set allows them to watch the chickens hatch from their eggs and the company, which is ethical, bring out an incubator and brooding set and we get to keep them for about two weeks.”

The home’s close to reaching their target of £264 already after the support from people across the borough has been ‘brilliant’ since the fundraiser’s launch.

“We usually do an Easter fundraiser but we have been struggling this year because no one has been able to come into the home,” she added.

“I started to knitting to make bunnies and chickens and the residents have been getting involved too – so far we’ve raised £247 and we’re hoping to raise £264.”

If you wish to purchase one of the knitted items, contact the Orchard Views Residential Home Facebook page.