Mums’ market a hit with Surbiton families

Surbiton mums flocked to the popular mum2mum market in St Mark’s Church Hall to pick up nearly-new items at bargain prices on October 14.

St Mark's Church Hall during a busy market
St Mark’s Church Hall during a busy market. Photo credit: Janine Turland

The monthly pop-up sales give mums the chance to buy and sell anything maternity, baby and child related (ages 0-6), with buyers paying mum2mum a £2 entry fee and sellers paying £25 to book one of over 20 stalls in the hall.

Franchise owner for Kingston Janine Turland lives in Surbiton and organises the markets. She said the sales are a fantastic way for mums to recycle and pass on children’s items that are often still in almost perfect condition.

“It’s great for the environment. It’s not all going to landfill, it’s being passed on, so the market does have a green value as well… Lots of the younger baby stuff, they’re only in it for a few months and it’s hardly worn,” she said.

Turland, who has previously run sales in Kingston, Chessington and New Malden, added that Surbiton’s “close-knit community” is what makes this venue so successful.

One 44-year-old local mum ran a stall for the first time this weekend, having attended all but two markets in the last three years to pick up items for her two-year-old daughter.

She said: “I think it’s a really good community thing. It allows people to find affordable things and allows hard-working mums to get a little bit back, and it’s a form of recycling as well.”

The next mum2mum market in Surbiton will take place on November 25 from 10.30am-12.30pm.

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