From hire to ma­ter­nity

Wanneroo Times - - News -

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.”­mu­ni­ d486355 Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Ma­ter­nity wear hire op­er­a­tors Laura Hol­loway and Suzi Wills.

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