'Eric and Ernie' dance again - cockerels find home for Christmas 

Two cockerels who were abandoned in the car park at Darwin Nurseries have been rescued and given a home by the staff there and named Eric and Ernie.

'Eric and Ernie' dance again - cockerels find home for Christmas 
01 December 2017

When staff at CPFT's Darwin Nurseries arrived at work they found a couple of new additions in the farm yard. Philip Ward (pictured centre) was faced with a pair of tame cockerels in the car park. Workers and clients at the Trust's farm shop and horticulture project in Newmarket Road, Teversham, named the pair Eric and Ernie.

They are believed to have been abandoned and although Darwin Nurseries is not a rescue centre, Eric and Ernie are now living at Darwin Nurseries. The heart-warming tale has already attracted the attention of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire who reported live from Darwin Nurseries today.

Darwin Nurseries is a self-funding horticulture project and farm shop based in Newmarket Road, Teversham, Cambridge, that enables adults with disabilities to participate in education, personal development, work experience and social activities

Christine Millar, Manager of Darwin Nurseries, said: " Eric and Ernie are in very good condition, very friendly and tame. They have been put in with the goats and sheep and they are following the goats and sheep around the pens. They have also been following staff and the public around and seem to be very used to people and have now found their voice and are crowing happily again.” 

Horticultural support worker Philip is pictured above with clients Mel and Alec.

 

ENDS

Contact details
For more information please contact:
Adrian Ient
Communications Manager
E adrian.ient@cpft.nhs.uk 
T 01223 219470

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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