Appeal for old candles

First published on: 10th August 2021

The founder of a Northumberland-based charity which recycles part-used candles into new ones is appealing for donations.

Revd Dr John Harrison, a retired priest who lives near Haydon Bridge, launched Candles for Charity in 1994 and has raised thousands of pounds for various causes over the years.

He said: “As many folk around the Diocese already know, I collect part-used candles (church and or domestic) which I recycle to make new candles. These are then sold and the proceeds sent to various local, national and international charities.

“Demand for our candles increases as Christmas approaches (yes it is !!!) so if any parish, church groups, or individuals have old candles to dispose of, we would be very pleased to receive them soon.”

Old candles can be left at (in boxes or plastic bags please):

  • East Cottage, Plunderheath, Haydon Bridge (NE47 6JU) - collecting bin at the upper gate
  • The entrance to St Cuthbert's church Haydon Bridge  (not open every day)
  • The General Havelock Inn in Haydon Bridge

John already has a supply of mainly red Christmas candles already in stock at East Cottage, Plunderheath.
 
 


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