Bumps that Borrow garage sale in Madeley will raise funds for Tiny Sparks WA

Sisters Laura Holloway (Kingsley) and her daughter Bonnie (2) and Suzi Wills (Madeley) and her son Owen (18months). Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au   d486355
Sisters Laura Holloway (Kingsley) and her daughter Bonnie (2) and Suzi Wills (Madeley) and her son Owen (18months). Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d486355

A MATERNITY wear hire company will hold a garage sale in Madeley to mark its first anniversary and raise funds for Tiny Sparks WA.

Sisters Laura Holloway and Suzi Wills will hold the garage sale on September 23 to celebrate the first year of running their business, Bumps that Borrow.

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“Through the maternity dress hire business we have met hundred of pregnant women and heard so many inspiring, heart warming and heartbreaking stories of pregnancy, birth and motherhood,” Mrs Holloway said.

“We each have a toddler and are both pregnant again, and have been lucky enough to so far be blessed with healthy kids and safe pregnancies.

“We wanted to support Tiny Sparks WA who do an amazing job supporting women with high-risk pregnancies and families of babies born sick or premature.”

The Kingsley resident said the volunteer-run organisation provided neonatal unit care packages, bedrest care packages, developmental playgroup sessions, workshops, support and advocacy.

They will be selling maternity and nursing clothes, with about 500 items donated for the September 23 event, as well as running a raffle and cake stall.

Mrs Holloway said they also wanted to provide a service for pregnant mums to save money buying second-hand clothes.

“Most of the second hand shops in Perth don’t have special maternity sections so this will be a way for women to browse a great selection of clothes at a low price,” she said.

“It also allows women who no longer need maternity and nursing clothes to pass them on to someone who can use them, and give them a second life without the hassle of selling them.

“So many of the women who have donated clothes have said they didn’t really know what to do with the clothes now that they don’t need them, so they jumped at the chance to give them a new home.

“Many of the women also said they were especially happy to donate items as they had needed the services of Tiny Sparks WA at some point.

“We have had over 100 women donate clothes and have around 500 items so far – there are lots of brand new items and plenty of basics like jeans, t-shirts and work clothing.

“Buying second hand is also a great way to reduce fashion waste, which is a huge problem in Australia.”

The pair have received raffle prize donations from local businesses such as photography packages, massages and beauty treatments, luxury baby products and dining vouchers.

THE ESSENTIALS

What: garage sale fundraiser for Tiny Sparks WA

Who: Bumps that Borrow

When: September 23 from 10am to noon

Where: 5 Sabina Park Drive, Madeley

Email: bumpsthatborrow@gmail.com

Donate: www.tinysparkswa.org.au