Skylara Szembrener, 4, Jack Ramsay, 6, and Beatrix Cambridge-Fogarty help get the raffle items ready for the Nelson District Parents Centre’s Baby Gear Sale this weekend. Photo: Charles Anderson.

Bag a bargain at the Baby Gear Sale

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Bags of baby gear bargains will be up for grabs this weekend in Nelson.

The Nelson District Parents Centre is holding their popular second-hand baby gear sale from 9am to 12.30pm this Saturday at the Masonic Lodge.

Good quality clothing, books, toys, nursery equipment and maternity items will be spread across 28 tables.

Tables were hot in demand this year, according to Nelson District Parents Centre president Annastashia Cambridge.

“We have filled the hall to capacity – we had all tables sold and paid for a month out from the event.”

Annastashia says, depending on the weather, they hope to have over 500 people through the door.

“It’s a great way for families to come together to on-sell their used clothing and children’s gear to others in the community, from one location.”

“Prices are always affordable which is important for many families and last year we saw entire families come along.”

There will be entertainment from the Kahurangi Irish Dance School, Nelson Volunteer Fire Department and Flossie Balloons, as well as coffee and a professional bake stall.

Goodie bags are on offer for the first 150 people through the doors as well as raffles to win three professionally-made nappy cakes – and a professionally-made baby themed cake for those who prefer a real cake.

The Nelson District Parents Centre has been supporting parents for over 50 years with pregnancy, childbirth and raising infants and toddlers, and Annastashia says it is an important event for them.

“We heavily rely on our fundraising events and a wonderful team of volunteers to keep the centre running,” she says.

“Without events like this and the support of the community, we wouldn’t be able to offer our parenting courses and other resources to families in the Nelson and Tasman regions at an affordable level.”

The Baby Gear Sale will be held at the Masonic Lodge Rooms, 107 Niles St, on Saturday, August 12, 9am to 12:30pm. Entry $2.