NCT Clapham raises hundreds of pounds for local parents Parents snapped up fantastic bargains this weekend as local charity Nearly New Sale raised almost £1.5k for NCT Clapham Branch.

The Sale took place at Broomwood Methodist Church and was extremely popular with queues forming before the doors opened at 9.30am. More than 250 people streamed through the doors into the packed venue to browse the top quality baby clothes, toys and equipment on offer. Families enjoyed savings of around 70% on what they would cost brand new.

Natalie Thomas, Nearly New Sale Coordinator said: “We were delighted with the Nearly New Sale having made hundreds of pounds, which will go towards supporting the NCT’s work with parents. Local parents were also chuffed with the bargains on offer. One family picked up a bagful of designer baby clothes plus a rocking horse for their baby boy – at a fraction of high street prices. Parents keep telling us how much they love coming to our sales, especially in these tough economic times.”

The Nearly New Sale was organised and run by volunteers from the Clapham Branch. Local parents sell their unwanted baby goods, which are always in nearly new condition and have often only been used by one child.

The Clapham NCT Nearly New Sale is one of twenty Gold Standard rated NCT sales, acknowledging the quality and success of the sales. The next Sales are scheduled for 23rd June and 22nd September this year. The NCT is also planning a special Maternity Nearly New Sale on 25th April where expectant mums can shop for stylish maternity wear at bargain prices.

NCT Clapham Branch is one of NCT's network of over 300 local branches in the UK, dedicated to supporting local parents and parents-to-be via its range of services including antenatal and postnatal courses, breastfeeding support, bumps and babies groups, coffee mornings, Nearly New Sales and much, much more.

Last year, more than 200,000 parents attended an NCT Nearly New Sale, raising more than £1 million to fund the charity’s vital work. More than 600 Sales were held across the UK, with 50,000 parents selling over 1 million items. Even better, every item bought from an NCT Nearly New Sale is an item which isn’t going to landfill.

For more information about the next Nearly New Sale or any of the Clapham branch of NCT’s activities visit Based on information supplied by .