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Thurrock mums can splash out, thanks to Dragons Den

Mum2mum market nearly new sales have been a haven for families with children especially new mums in London and the South East and now coming to Grays.Mum2mum market nearly new sales provide an opportunity for parents to make money selling on their outgrown baby and children clothes including equipment to other local families. The event is aimed totally at families, we enable those with preloved, gently used outgrown maternity, babies and kids toys, equipment, books and clothes (basically from sterilisers to scooters and everything in between) to sell on their items to other parents in an indoor or exchange, safe and friendly environment age 0-7. Having children is so expensive and our markets are a fantastic way for buyers to purchase things they need for their children at a fraction of the price if they were to buy new. Sellers can de-clutter and make a bit of cash (probably to spend on their children again, I know I would!)With focus on sustainability and stretching family finances, Mum2mum Market sales are very community and family focused. With escalating costs kitting out babies and children, our markets provide a way of families doing this on a tight budget, but still buying great qualityAll goods for sale most be in excellent condition and sellers keep 100% of their proceeds on the day. Novice sellers are coached prior to the event with sellers’ tips and pricing guides to maximise their sales on the day. Buyers can make serious savings at their local mum2mum market. Large items like designer prams and large toys sell for about one third of the retail price whereas baby and children’s clothes start at just 50p.Local mum Moorin will be launching mum2mum market in Thurrock this weekend 15th October.”As a registered childminder I meet lots of parents who talk about how quickly their children outgrow their clothes and toys and what a hassle it is to sell them on.””I found eBay frustrating as a buyer and expensive as a seller””Since I became a mum with two boys I realized how expensive it is to provide all the items they need in the first few years.”It’s fantastic to be able to run an event that will benefit the community, “”I really hope this will introduce more mums, dads and even grandparents to the joy of buying and selling second hand at their local market and the huge savings which can be made, it really is a win/win for everyone.””I watched the founder, who appeared on Dragons Den I saw this as an opportunity for myself and also to help other local parents with this dilemma and thought it was a brilliant idea.” “Fantastic idea but I was extremely worried and afraid where do I start from. Filled the form online, Cath called few days later we went through all about having a franchise It went on from there really and its going really well.”With over 20 mums and dads dads selling at every mum2mum market this weekend 15th October there is a huge choice of baby and children’s items for sale and everything offered for sale must be in excellent condition. Goods for sale range from large items such as designer prams, large toys and cots to toys, books, baby equipment and clothes from new-born to age 7.All the venues are indoors and the sales draw a large crowd with buyers queuing up to half an hour before the sale starts to get the best bargains.For more upcoming events and information please visit market was started in 2011 by busy mum of three Cath Harrop. Having bought and sold on ebay and at car boot sales Cath realised there was a need for event which brought together local parents so they can sell to each other face to face.Cath says ‘I found eBay frustrating as a buyer and expensive as a seller and buying a pushchair that turned up filthy and broken was the final straw. I was convinced there must be a better way and mum2mum market was born!’Since then the business has grown considerably, and Cath now has a network of local mums running their own mum2mum markets across the UK including myself.Mum2mummarket run award winning baby and children’s nearly new sales where mums sell to mums. Parents can buy top quality baby and children’s toys. clothes, books and equipment at a fraction of the high street price- all great brands in fantastic condition. Parents with outgrown baby and children’s goods can sell on their outgrown kids’ stuff and keep 100% of the proceeds. Mum2mum market sale date for Thurrock Grays 15th October at Hathaway Academy, Hathaway Road Grays, RM17 5LL. 1pm – 3.00pmAdmission is £2 on the door, kids free, and free admission after for the last half hour of the sale.Full information at


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