TOP quality baby clothes, toys and equipment will be on offer as the NCT (National Childbirth Trust) holds a Nearly New Sale in Dorchester.

The Weymouth and Dorchester branch of the NCT is running the sale from 10am to noon at the Corn Exchange on Saturday, March 22.

Sale co-ordinator Emma Macdonald said: “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 Dorset by funding the NCT charity’s vital work.

“The sales are open to everyone, not just NCT members, so we hope to see you there.”

Recent research by the NCT shows that 50 per cent of new parents had bought second hand baby or toddler items in the last six months as the economic climate forces families to tighten their belts.

The trust says that cash-strapped parents or parents-to-be can save an average of around 70 per cent on what items would cost brand new by buying them secondhand.

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