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From one mum to another - Ipswich welcomes children and baby market

PUBLISHED: 11:28 11 June 2019 | UPDATED: 13:26 11 June 2019

The Mum2Mum Market is coming to Kesgrave Community Centre this weekend. Picture: THE MARKET FOR MUMS

The Mum2Mum Market is coming to Kesgrave Community Centre this weekend. Picture: THE MARKET FOR MUMS

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An Ipswich mum who helps parents pass on their unwanted baby goods to a new generation has said her mums markets help to save the environment - as well as help people save money.

Katharine Ramsey, who runs the Ipswich franchise of the Mum2Mum Market, has said demand for the events has steadily increased since she started to run them in 2016.

But the mother, who was inspired to run the Ipswich market after relaising her loft was full of items she had bought for her newborn, also said: "The sales have also stopped loads of plastic from going into landfill.

"It's an environmentally friendly and reusable way to buy necessities for your family."

She added: "The demand for the sales has definitely increased, but it has always been there.

"When I started three years ago there weren't any community events or any opportunities to sell your unwanted baby items apart from on Facebook or eBay."

The next Ipswich Mum2Mum Market will be held at Kesgrave Community Centre from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday, June 15.

Parents will be able to shop for thousands of bargains on clothes, toys, shoes, pushchairs, beds, seats, jumperoos, furniture, play mats, walkers, maternity clothing and more.

The first 100 adults through the door will receive a free goody bag, with entry on the door just £2 and children going free.

You can also get a special two for one entry voucher by clicking here and entry is free for the last 30 minutes of the event.

There will be a range of local businesses joining the sale on the day, with stalls by Cafe 66 Community Cafe, For Every Occasion Gifts, and Life is Beautiful Photography - Maternity, Newborn & Portrait Specialist.

All 30 stalls for the event, split across three rooms, are now fully booked. However the sales will return throughout the year.

To find out how you can book a stall at one of the upcoming events, visit the Mum2Mum Facebook page.

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