AFTER a last-minute venue cancellation a childbirth charity has managed to find themselves a new venue for next Saturday’s sale.

The National Childbirth Trust’s nearly new sale was left searching for a new venue two weeks before the event on April 21, but Prince’s Mead School have stepped in just in time.

For the past four years, the sale has been hosted at Kings' School in Winchester, but due to last minute staffing issues was forced to pull out this year.

The Nearly New Sales run twice yearly and attract on average 400 people and this April around 7,500 items from 70 registered sellers are on offer.

All proceeds go to Winchester’s NCT groups to fund the running of various mother and baby groups.

The sales run as a pop-up shop and various items can be found from high end retailers such as John Lewis and Monsoon. All items are second hand but are quality checked by volunteers before hand.

Publicity officer for Winchester’s NCT Sales said: “The proceeds are usually in the range of £7,000 to £8,000 and go towards funding mother and baby groups such as Bumps and Babies classes to prepare mothers to look after their newborn babies, weaning and breastfeeding classes.

“Over the last few months 400 new mums have accessed the NCT’s services and without the sales we wouldn’t be able to run a lot of the classes. It was a lot of last minute stress but Prince’s Mead School really saved the day.”

The sale will now take place at 10am-12pm on April 21 at Prince’s Mead School.