Oct 082012

Environmental charity Aberdeen Forward opened  its doors to the new Aberdeen Forward baby shop on Friday, 5th October with an official opening and coffee morning. With thanks to Gillian Marr.

A new venture for Aberdeen Forward the shop will provide good quality preloved baby goods for sale to those who need it most.

The project will compliment Aberdeen Forward’s successful Real Nappy Campaign that helps promote cloth nappies and sell preloved nappies and accessories at rock bottom prices.

Speaking about the project, Lynn Smith, CEO, said

“Expecting a new arrival in a family can be an expensive business, especially in the current economic climate.  We hope our baby store will serve not only as a resource for low income families but as a low cost alternative to buying new for all new parents.

“We’ve integrated the baby equipment into our main shop floor and are looking to provide a specialist service as time goes on.  At the moment we’re building business and are happy to accept good quality items for resale.”

The sale of the goods will support the shop and ensure that these quality items benefit the wider community while avoiding waste.

Aberdeen Forward is currently looking for donations of the following items:

  • Prams and pushchairs
  • High chairs
  • Cots (no mattresses)
  • Travel cots
  • Stair gates
  • Fire guards
  • Changing tables
  • Baby clothing
  • Bedding

We are currently not accepting the following items:

  • Toys
  • Changing mats
  • Bottles
  • Breast pumps
  • Mattresses
  • Electrical items – sterilisers/baby monitors etc.
  • Car seats

For further information or to arrange to drop off donated items please contact Tel (01224) 560360 or email admin@abzforward.plus.com