Oh baby! Mum’s the word for new venture

FIRST STEPS Jackie Rutland has started a new business called Little Cherub Sales, where parents get together to sell their baby items.     Picture: Paul Jacobs (112116-1)
FIRST STEPS Jackie Rutland has started a new business called Little Cherub Sales, where parents get together to sell their baby items. Picture: Paul Jacobs (112116-1)

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WHEN Jackie Rutland finished yet another night of tidying away her children’s toys, she decided enough was enough and that a clear-out was more than due.

But when she investigated the possibility of having a table at a nearly-new sale, she was disappointed with the lack of availability and the commission the sales would levy.

So she decided to set up Little Cherub Sales, a company which offers the chance for parents to sell the good quality goods they no longer need.

Her company is still in its infancy, as the first sale was in April, but the concept is increasing in popularity.

‘It was last year, when I was standing in the rain, doing a car boot sale, that I thought there must be a different way,’ said Jackie.

‘I thought of booking a hall to sell my items, then invited some friends, I got a website, and the idea just grew and grew and I decided to start the business.’

Jackie is based in Petersfield, but her sales are based all over south Hampshire, with the most recent taking place in Drayton.

The next will be at Emsworth Baptist Church hall on Saturday, from 11am, and includes a free sensory taster session.

To find out more about Jackie’s company, her website can be found at littlecherubsales.co.uk