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Mum2mum market nearly new sales have been a haven for cash strapped parents in London and the South East and now they are coming to Isle of Wight.
Mum2mum market nearly new sales provide an opportunity for parents to make money selling on their outgrown baby clothes and equipment to other families. All goods for sale must 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.
Mum2mum market was started in 2011 by busy mum of two 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.
With at least 20 mums selling at every mum2mum market 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 newborn to age six.
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.
Local mum Michelle Couse will be launching mum2mum market in Newport.
Michelle says ‘I regularly bought from mum2mum market on the when living in South London and picked up some fantastic bargains. Having tried to sell my own collection of baby and children’s outgrown clothes, toys & equipment on various sites without much success I thought it was time to introduce Isle of Wight to mum2mum market. I am so excited to be giving local parents the opportunity to buy great quality second hand goods or make some cash from their outgrown children’s stuff.’
For more upcoming events and information please visit www.mum2mummarket.co.uk
About mum2mum market:
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. The next mum2mum market is at the VI Form College on Saturday 2nd February 2019.
Admission is £2 on the door, kids free, and free admission after for the last half hour of the sale. Full information at www.mum2mummarket.co.uk
The Early Intervention Psychosis (EIP) service is moving to a more convenient location close to the centre of Newport town. The new premises in Orchard Street has been improved to ensure the accommodation and environment meets the needs of the people using the EIP service and the staff based there.
Psychosis is a treatable mental health condition that affects the mind and can change the way people think, feel and behave. It can be difficult for people to distinguish between reality and the imagination and it commonly develops in adolescence and early adulthood.
The EIP team help assess, treat and support young people who are in the early stages of a psychotic illness. Anyone between the age of 14 – 35 and are experiencing their first episodes of psychosis can refer themselves to the service, without having to go through a General Practitioner (GP). The new location is convenient for people who want to walk in and have a chat with a member of the team in a safe and comfortable environment.
If you wish to contact the EIP service you can do so via the same number of 01983 55255 The service also accepts referrals from GP’s, Schools, Supported Accommodation .Schemes, Community Mental Health Services, and from family members of the person concerned. The service will be open Monday – Fridays, 9am – 5pm.
James Dawson, Service Manager said “We have been working on relocating for some time now and we are very excited to have moved and be able to offer a friendly, easily accessible and safe environment to the people who need us. We accept referrals via GP but we hope that people will now find it much easier to self-refer to us. It will be a real shift away from what people usually associate with mental health services.”
James continued: “It is important to get help as soon as you have your first psychotic episode. It
can be an alienating experience and scary for you and your family but seeking help straight away
means you access support to give you a much higher chance of recovery”
Lesley Stevens, Director of Mental Health & Learning Disabilities added “This has been in the
planning for some time now so we are all delighted that the move has taken place. Our vision for mental health services on the island is that they will be more accessible and responsive. People who use mental health services have helped us design how they will be delivered in the future to better meet their needs. The relocation of the EIP Service is a huge step forward in achieving this vision”
Further information about health services can be found at www.iow.nhs.uk or www.nhs.uk.
January 2019 marks the start of an upgrade to the much loved water inflatable assault course at the Waterside pool in Ryde, part of the Waterside Community Trust. For many years it has been hired out for pool parties and events providing much fun on a Saturday afternoon.
However the course’s new design has not been created by a specialist, but by the talents existing within the team at the Waterside Pool. Todd Miller (General Manager) decided to hold a competition amongst the staff to design a new inflatable course and the winning design by Jeannie Hunnybun and Thomas Callaghan was chosen.
The aim was to make it vibrant, exciting, fun, challenging, unusual and has already received rave reviews from course participants.
In fact popularity for the course has improved so much that Waterside Pool have now added an additional session on a Saturday to accommodate this, now running at 5.30pm and 7pm.
For more info on the new inflatable and to see it in action please visit https://www.watersidepool.co.uk/inflatablehire
Set in the perfect location atop the cliffs overlooking Sandown Bay YMCA Isle of Wight Daycamps utilise the fantastic facilities at Winchester House, as well as the stunning areas around including local parks, attractions and the beach.
Beach school activities are a main feature of the Daycamps programmes, but there are many other opportunities for children from years R to 12 years to enjoy a range of indoor and outdoor sessions, making new friends and learning new skills along the way!
YMCA Daycamps are great fun with a programme published in advance for each holiday. Daycamps offer child(ren):
- an opportunity to socialise with a group of other children of similar age and make new friends,
- participation in games and activities to further their physical, emotional and creative development,
- the chance to try new experiences and develop new skills.
Dates: YMCA Daycamps will be running during the February half-term, 18th-22nd February 2019.
Times: Daycamps run from 8:30am – 5:30pm, Monday to Friday, with an option to include a breakfast club from 7.30am-8.30am.
From January 2019, you can book online or contact us on 01489 785228. Full payment is required at time of booking.