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Buttercup gives boost to Hackney Giving Garage Sale Trail

PUBLISHED: 16:39 14 September 2015 | UPDATED: 09:41 15 September 2015

Buttercup the Hackney Empire’s panto cow visited the Garage Sale Trail preview in Dalston Square

Buttercup the Hackney Empire’s panto cow visited the Garage Sale Trail preview in Dalston Square

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A panto cow was the star of the show when she visited the Hackney Giving Garage Sale Trail sneak preview in Dalston Square last week.

Buttercup, who appears this year’s Hackney Empire pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, went along to give a boost to the charity sale, which takes place next Saturday.

The initiative started in Australia to combat illegal dumping and instead raise funds for community projects.

So far 31 individuals, cultural institutions, community groups and social enterprises have registered to join the Garage Sale Trail across Hackney.

They include a film theme sale at the Rio Cinema, traditional crafts and culture at the Halkevi Kurdish and Turkish Community Centre and herbs and perennials raised by people with disabilities and older people at the Secret Potting Shed Sale.

Money raised on Saturday September 26 will benefit Hackney Giving, which supports the borough’s smaller charities to work at a grassroots level with residents and communities.


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