A market that gives parents the chance to buy and sell preloved children’s items will hold its last event next weekend, but hopes to return to another local venue soon. 

Kate Rodgers, 43, has been holding a regular ‘Boutique Baby Sale’ at Radcliffe Leisure Centre for the past eight years.

The market aims to support cost of living-hit families though buying and and selling baby and children’s clothes, toys and equipment at affordable prices.

The mum of two said: “I originally started the business after being made redundant whilst on maternity leave with my first child.

“Our first sales were held in Salford; then, in 2015, we added Radcliffe Leisure Centre to our event listings.

“We have since grown the business all across the North West and Yorkshire, but we keep coming back to the Leisure Centre thanks to the amazing support we get from the people of Radcliffe.”

Unfortunately, due to the Leisure Centre closing in December, the last market event will be held on November 4, from 2pm to 3.30pm.

Kate added: “I’ve always loved our event in Radcliffe. It was our first big event in a sports hall and I’m really sad say it’s going to be the last one there.

“This will be our 20th event at the Leisure centre. We’ve welcomed more than 6,000 customers to Radcliffe over the years, and almost 800 stall holders.

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“The support we have received from Radcliffe over the years has been fantastic. We hope to find another local venue so we can continue to support the local families of Radcliffe”.

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As the cost-of-living crisis continues, Kate said she has been proud to give local parents the chance to buy baby and children’s essentials at a fraction of the price for buying new.

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She said: “Children grow fast so, as well as being expensive, thousands of tonnes of kids’ clothes and toys end up in landfill each year.

“We want to help our local communities to stop throwing out the items they no longer need and to take pride in buying and selling second-hand items.”

The final Boutique Baby Sale at Radcliffe Leisure Centre will take place on Saturday, November 4, from 2pm to 3.30pm.