NCT Nearly New Sale - 28th September


The rising cost of living and tough economic climate mean many families are having to tighten their belts. Recent NCT research showed that one in two new parents (50%) had bought second hand baby or toddler items in the last six months and the majority were more likely to buy things such as baby or toddler clothes, toys, prams and high chairs second-hand rather than new.

Cash-strapped parents and parents-to-be in Dunstable and District can find all the top quality baby clothes, toys and equipment they need at an upcoming NCT Nearly New Sale, and save around 70% on what they would cost brand new.

Well-established and trusted by over 200,000 parents who visit them every year, NCT Nearly New Sales represent the best sales of excellent quality used baby and children’s items.

NCT Dunstable & District Branch Nearly New Sale is on Saturday 28th September 2013 at Watling Lower School, Bullpond Lane, Dunstable, LU6 3BJ from 11.15am – 12.30pm. NCT members can gain early entry with a valid membership card at 11am. Find out more online or on our Facebook page

Your local NCT Nearly New Sale offers an affordable alternative to trawling the high street for pricey baby products. Meanwhile, families with baby goods they no longer need can ensure they go to a good home and make some cash at the same time. Items must be in excellent condition, and sellers keep up to 70% of the proceeds while the rest is returned to fund NCT’s work.

NCT Nearly New Sales, sponsored by Persil Non-Bio and Comfort Pure, are the charity’s largest fundraiser, raising over £1 million every year to help support parents in their communities and through UK wide projects. They help NCT branches provide face-to-face support to parents on their doorsteps, as well as funding national helplines, breastfeeding counselling, training antenatal and postnatal teachers and many more services.

Sally Thurbon, NNS Coordinator, NCT Dunstable & District Branch, says: “NCT Nearly New Sales are a simple idea, with so many benefits. Some parents sell items they no longer need, others hunt for bargains, and whether you’re buying, selling or both you can be sure you’re helping to support other parents in the Dunstable area by funding NCT charity’s vital work. The Sales are open to everyone, not just NCT members, so we hope to see you there!”

For more information contact Sally Thurbon on 07932 669287 or email

Notes to Editors:
NCT Nearly New Sales are sponsored by Persil Non-Bio and Comfort Pure.
NCT is the UK’s largest parent charity. Each year the charity supports millions of parents through their first 1,000 days, offering expert information and trusted practical and emotional support through its website, helpline, the nationwide network of over 300 local branches, antenatal and postnatal classes, breastfeeding counselling and peer support schemes. For more information call NCT on 0300 330 0770 or visit
The survey was done for NCT by One Poll.  It surveyed 1000 parents of 0-3 year olds, online, between 28 February 2013 and 4 March 2013. It also revealed that the main reason for buying things for their child second-hand was to save money (67%) as well as being able to get more for their money (34%) and being able to buy more expensive brands at lower costs (29%).
For more information on the NCT survey on second hand baby goods contact or tel: 020 8752 2404