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New mum to set up pre-loved children's market in Ivybridge

Updated: Jan 16, 2019

A NEW mum has been inspired by her 15-month-old daughter to set up a market selling pre-loved children’s clothes and toys.

Amy Mullin, from Ivybridge, will launch her first market in December, which she says will fill a gap in her home town.

After being made redundant just after her daughter Millie turned one, the entrepenurial 33-year-old decided to set up her own business and make it easier for parents in Ivybridge to buy and sell items for their children.

Amy, who lives with Millie and partner Phillip Hatfield, 31, said: “There used to be a second-hand shop in Ivybridge but it closed down, so there are hundreds of families in Ivybridge with nowhere to take their pre-loved items.

“After a month of searching for work when I was made redundant I came across an advert for Cheeki Monkeys event organisers.

“After doing a lot of research and using Facebook to see if there would be any calling for a pre-loved market in Ivybridge, this is my first venture.”

The market will be held at The Watermark in Ivybridge on Saturday, December 19 from 9.30am to 12.15pm.

There will be stalls selling children’s clothes, toys and books, as well as furniture, car seats, bedding and prams. There will also be craft stalls selling handmade children’s items such as hairbands and bows.

Amy has organised a bouncy castle and soft play equipment from Bouncing Crazy and a book stall.

She is appealing to businesses to get involved and contribute towards goodie bags, which the first 100 customers will receive for free.

“If this market is a success and the demand is there then I will look to organise more in my area, such as Modbury and Ugborough.”

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