From hire to maternity
A MATERNITY wear hire company will hold a garage sale in Madeley to raise funds for Tiny Sparks WA.
Sisters Laura Holloway and Suzi Wills will hold the garage sale on Sunday to celebrate the first year of running their business, Bumps that Borrow.
“Through the maternity dress hire business we have met hundred of pregnant women and heard so many inspiring, heart warming and heartbreaking stories of pregnancy, birth and motherhood,” Mrs Holloway said.
“We each have a toddler and are both pregnant again and have been lucky enough to so far be blessed with healthy kids and safe pregnancies.
“We wanted to support Tiny Sparks WA, who do an amazing job supporting women with high-risk pregnancies and families of babies born sick or premature.”
The Kingsley resident said the volunteer-run organisation provided neonatal unit care packages, bed rest care packages, developmental playgroup sessions, workshops, support and advocacy.
They will be selling maternity and nursing clothes, with about 500 items donated for the September 23 event, as well as running a raffle and cake stall.
Mrs Holloway said they also wanted to provide a service for pregnant mums to save money buying second-hand clothes.
“Most of the secondhand shops in Perth don’t have special maternity sections, so this will be a way for women to browse a great selection of clothes at a low price,” she said.
“It also allows women who no longer need maternity and nursing clothes to pass them on to someone who can use them.
“We have had over 100 women donate clothes and have around 500 items so far.”
Maternity wear hire operators Laura Holloway and Suzi Wills.