Baby bar­gains sale raises £3000

Record tally for Na­tional Child­birth Trust

Perthshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - Rob­bie Chalmers

Vol­un­teer Vic­to­ria Find­lay look­ing for some bar­gains The Na­tional Child­birth Trust’s (NCT) Nearly New Sale raised £3000 af­ter a suc­cess­ful bar­gain sale of baby and tod­dlers’ clothes, toys and equip­ment was held in Perth.

The money raised will go to­wards the work that the NCT carry out both lo­cally and na­tion­ally, with sell­ers at the event mak­ing a profit of £7000 and re­cy­cling many toys and clothes rather than go­ing to a land­fill.

The sale was held at Bell’s Sports Cen­tre with 129 par­ents sell­ing their pre-owned baby essen­tials to savvy mums and dads want­ing a cheaper al­ter­na­tive to pricier high street prod­ucts.

Rachel Will, branch co-or­di­na­tor at NCT Perth and Dis­trict branch, said: “What a bril­liant day.

“Thank you so much to ev­ery­one who came along and sold their items with us or bought your bar­gains

“We’ve made our high­est amount ever, so thank you so much to you all for choos­ing to sup­port us.

“We ap­pre­ci­ate it so much as it helps us to sup­port lo­cal fam­i­lies through all of our groups and events. “We couldn’t do it with­out you. “We will con­tinue to look to im­prove the sale en­vi­ron­ment each time, tak­ing on board feed­back we Vol­un­teers pose at the NCT Perth and Dis­trict Sale last month re­ceive. This time the queue sys­tem and num­ber of tills were changed from the last sale.”

Car­alouise Cain, a buyer at the sale said: “I just want to say well done to ev­ery­one who vol­un­teered.

“Thank you so much for hold­ing a fan­tas­tic event.

“It was so or­gan­ised and I felt so com­fort­able be­ing there, even though it was su­per busy.”

Those who missed the sale will have the op­por­tu­nity again in April, when the lo­cal branch holds their spring sale.

Find out more at http://www.nct. org.uk/branches/perth or by call­ing NCT en­quiries on 0300 330 0770.

Sell­ers at Nearly New Sales can make cash from their used items so long as they’re in ex­cel­lent con­di­tion.

They keep up to 70 per cent of the pro­ceeds while the rest is re­turned to fund NCT’s work.

The in­come gen­er­ated from Nearly New Sales helps the char­ity sup­port par­ents, fund na­tional help lines, pro­vide feed­ing coun­sel­lors, sup­port na­tional cam­paigns like the #Hid­denHalf cam­paign this year to get post­na­tal men­tal ill­ness out of hid­ing and of­fer many more ser­vices.

The Perth branch hosts two Nearly New Sales a year, reg­u­lar groups, one-off cour­ses in First Aid for ba­bies and chil­dren. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.nct.org. uk/branches/perth

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