Fightback mum opens shop

Mum of three Claire Cearns hopes her new business will not only be a profitable venture, but help other parents, charity and recycling.

TRIMLEY: Mum of three Claire Cearns hopes her new business will not only be a profitable venture, but help other parents, charity and recycling.

She has launched a new shop called Pink and Blue in Cordys Lane, Trimley St Mary, with the aim to help mums and dads sell the items their young families quickly grow out of and no longer need.

Tiny tots hardly seem to wear some clothes for a few weeks before they are outgrown and need new ones, leaving parents with lots of items they no longer want.

The same can be true of equipment, such as pushchairs and highchairs, and toys.

“Sometimes there will be a younger child to hand the items down too or friends and relatives, but most families reach a point where they have lots of clothes and equipment, sometimes barely used and in excellent condition, and just want to get rid of it,” said Mrs Cearns, who lives with her husband Andy and children Lydia, nine, Kerys, seven, and Haydn, five, at Kesgrave.

At Pink and Blue, parents take in items and Mrs Cearns will sell them - with a percentage of the profit going to the seller.

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If they are not sold and the families do not want them returned, then the items are donated to St Elizabeth Hospice for the charity to make money from or recycle.

The shop is open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm.

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