Volunteer at a nearly new sale

NCT Nearly New Sales, differ from other commercial baby and mother sales as they are our charity’s largest fundraiser, raising over £1 million every year to help support parents in their communities and through UK wide projects.

They help our branches provide face-to-face support to parents, as well as funding our national services including enquiry lines, breastfeeding counselling, and training our antenatal and postnatal teachers.

Buy at a Nearly New Sale

NCT Nearly New Sales provide a great opportunity to pick up quality nearly new baby and children's clothes, toys and equipment at around a quarter to a third of the price you would pay on the high street.

Find out more about Nearly New Sales including when your next local sale is on.

Sell at a Nearly New Sale

If your home is full of clothes, toys and equipment that your kids have grown out of, we can help. Our Nearly New Sales give you the chance to clear out your clutter and make some money, and you might find a few great bargains too.

Only NCT Nearly New Sales offer two models of sales depending on which model the local branch has chosen to run.

  • Table-top sales just charge a flat fee for a table and no other commission is payable.
  • Ticketed sales are more convenient if, as a seller, you cannot stay for the duration of the sale, so sellers are charged a small commission for having their goods sold for them by the NCT branch volunteer team

Anyone can sell at our Nearly New Sales, you don't have to be a member of the charity. Places often fill up quickly so it's best to register early.

Read our Nearly New Sale Principles which list what you can and can't sell at all ticketed and table-top sales. If you are selling a sling, you will need to print off and attach the note to any sling sold.

How it works

Each branch will run its sale slightly differently, so commission rates or organisational systems may vary. Those that are run on a commission basis, have sellers receiving around 70% commission on items they sell on their sale, but other sales will charge a set fee for a table or rail and sellers keep 100% of profits made.

The commission taken by the branch will go towards our work supporting new parents. Some sales will have a discounted commission for sellers who volunteer at the sale. Find out more about volunteering.

Sellers are asked to set their own prices for items, but your local branch may have some tips or guidelines to help you with this. Contact the branches near you to find out when their next sale will be and to register your interest in becoming a seller.

Become a seller

To become a seller at your local Nearly New Sale you will need to contact your local branch. They will be able to tell you about their next sales and how you can register to become a seller.

Or, find all NCT Nearly New Sales taking place near you then contact the branch holding the sale in order to become a seller.

If you have any questions please contact your local branch, or you can contact enquiries@nct.org.uk.