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Candle-making fund-raiser for Hackney Winter Night Shelter

Sunday 1 December, 3-6pm

Join ‘Wax Atelier’ in the Pineapple House at the Garden for a candle-making pop-up and help us raise money for Hackney Winter Night Shelter. In an afternoon of short drop-in sessions, East-London based designers Lola Lely and Yesenia Thibault-Picazo will introduce you to the fascinating craft of candle making. They will demonstrate how to use natural beeswax in the traditional ‘wax dipping’ method and you will leave with your own celebration candle for your home or to give as a gift.

At a time of the year that can be cold and bleak, and even more so for people living on the streets, we will be asking for donations from workshop participants towards the vital work of the Hackney Winter Night Shelter. As a donation guide, the cost of this wax workshop is normally £10 for adults and £7 for children. This fund-raising event will launch our #HackneyChristmasCheer Advent Calendar social media campaign and throughout the month of December we will continue to collect donations for Hackney Winter Night Shelter. We hope you will help us support their work.

Candle-making sessions are suitable for all ages, adults and children, but children must be accompanied by their parents or carers at all times. No booking is required for this activity, but places are limited. As we will be collecting donations from participants, please do remember to bring cash!