Alison’s Little Star markets to expand

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A mum who was fed up with giving away her good quality used children clothes and equipment has hit on a winning business idea.

Alison White, who is an aquafit instructor at Spalding swimming pool, decided to set up Little Stars Markets, which give parents the chance to sell on the things they no longer need.

It means other parents can pick up a good quality item for a fraction of the cost of new.

The few markets she has held already at the Castle Sports Complex have been such a success she is now hoping to spread her wings and set up a new Little Stars in Long Sutton.

Alison said: “The markets have really taken off, we had about 200 people come to the last one.

“Everything on sale is for babies or children and because the markets are held indoors you don’t have to worry about the weather.

“Buying new stuff can be really expensive and when you have finished with it, it can be annoying to throw it or give it away as it has a lot of use left in it.

“It’s a great way to sell on your stuff and raise a bit of money.”

Alison hopes to have the Long Sutton markets up and running at the Peele Leisure Centre in June, but the next Spalding one is on June 2, from 1pm to 3pm.