Bid for your favourite chicken, from 1 September

It’s time to bring those chickens home to roost! The 2020 online Chicken Challenge auction goes live on 1 September, offering you the opportunity to bid for a unique chicken canvas and support orphaned and vulnerable children in the process.

Numerous Chicken Challenge entrants have transformed beautiful hand-crafted, 3-D chicken-shaped canvases into unique works of art that will be on auction from 1 to 30 September 2020.

Now in its sixth year, the Chicken Challenge is a fundraising initiative in support of Hands at Work in Africa, a non-profit organisation based in Mbombela that assists vulnerable and orphaned children in Southern Africa.

“Last year the Chicken Challenge raised R83 126 for Hands at Work in Africa. We are hoping to raise even more this year for this very worthwhile cause,” says Reinette Fourie, Chicken Challenge founder and Nelspruit-based artist.

The professional online auction sees 100% of the proceeds being donated to Hands at Work in Africa.

Place your bid!

Visit, register on the website and place your bid for your favourite chickens.

You will be notified if someone submits a higher bid and you can then up your bid if you want to.

Successful bid winners will be announced after the online auction has closed on 30 September.

Hands at Work in Africa

Hands at Work in Africa works across eight African countries, in over 60 communities, serving villages and slums and helping the poorest of the poor.

During the coronavirus pandemic, the organisation has remained present in and connected to its communities, ensuring that children continue to have daily access to food, either from a central care point, where they can collect and take home a nutritious meal, or from regular deliveries of food parcels.

Health care support and, most importantly, contact with caring adults is also a daily focus area for Hands at Work.

The organisation has provided front-line workers with protective equipment to ensure they stay safe as they serve, and each child has been equipped with a mask and containers for hot food.

With families under substantial pressure due to rising unemployment, children not in school and the dangerous effects of alcoholism, the levels of domestic abuse have been on the rise. Hands at Work remains committed to being present and engaged, bringing love and hope to those most in need.

For more information about the Chicken Challenge, visit, Facebook @thechickenchallenge and @lowveldchickenchallenge.