St Johns Nearly New Sale

Cynthia writes:

The St John's Baby and Toddler Group, a playgroup run entirely by volunteers twice a week at St John's Church on Lewisham Way, is holding a nearly new sale on Thursday 12 July between 9.30am and 11am. As well as the Sale there will be a play area with toys and play equipment to keep the children entertained and a cafe with tea, coffee and cake for sale to keep the parents refreshed!

Anyone wishing to sell can purchase a pack of seller tickets, price up their items and bring them along to St John's Hall where they will be displayed together with other items for sale.

For full information and details of how to get hold of tickets, please email: saintjohnsplaygroup@yahoo.co.uk Parents can drop off the items the day before at the Wednesday playgroup session.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not very inclusive for working parents. Such as shame.

Anonymous said...

Yes, they do seem to be missing a trick there don't they?

Anonymous said...

Working parents can probably afford fully new items.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure they'd like the option of not having to buy new...

Anonymous said...

I would love to go to this but am a teacher so alas cannot...

Mary Ellen said...

Can't please everybody all of the time...

mom said...

anaon 14:15

Clue was in the 'baby and toddlers group'

I have noticed that most working places are not very inclusive for babies and toddlers.

Hope it's a huge success.

Anonymous said...

It was in no way an attack and the fact that the majority of work places are not baby friendly (I am a teacher- a really non baby friendly job) doesn't mean I am not entitled to be disappointed I can't attend. I would have loved the opportunity to contribute towards the groups funds by purchasing something. Despite having to work, I do like to try to support local baby groups for those that are able to access them. I don't think I was suggesting that workplaces are inclusive and that this sale isn't or that I wanted it to be a failure.

Anonymous said...

I am also completely confused by the working parents can afford new items comment. I think if you have to work and are also paying for childcare you might welcome a second hand bargain!

mom said...

The NCT often hold their sales on a saturday.

This one would appear to be being held at a session when the group usually meets. Guessing that the posting on BC is to give others some advance notice, wasn't the last event notice criticised for being the next day from memory.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 22:58

How is a teaching job particularly unfriendly towards babies? Of all the professions, surely the least unfriendly because of the long holidays.

Anonymous said...

I am assuming you're not a teacher. If you were you would know there is still work to do in the holidays. The reason it's not baby friendly is you cannot book time off during term time so if you are unlucky enough to have a poorly child it is hard to take time off. Having a cover teacher come in and take yours classes is expensive and schools start to get very irritated if you need a lot of dependency days.

mom said...

Hard choices to make in life, working or full- time child raising. Can only be in one place at any given time so not really 'entitled to disappointment' as this group would hire this space at a set time and covers all costs from voluntary donations, so to fulfill your desires would be an unnecessary expense.

If you have a nanny or aupair or granny send them along, if at full- time nursery lucky you, because then you can still have little'un minded when you break up next week.

Hundreds of local children have benefited from local playgroups run on a few pounds so maybe we should have a BC fund 'friends of the babies and toddlers' to support them all?

Brockley Nick said...

It's not like the area is short of bring and buy sales. There's about one a week during the summer.

Anonymous said...

Sad everyone is bickering. Good luck to the sale.

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 8 July 21:09

well, I guess this is Brockley Central for you.. a place where you can stay anonymous and vent your anger and frustration on other anonymous people... and those will be the very people you have a friendly chat with over a burger on a Saturday at the farmers' market... How ironic!

Anonymous said...

Ah yes, the favourite sport of mothers everywhere, tearing each other down for choices others have made...

Mom--are you kidding--"so not entitled to disappointment...?" She's entitled to whatever she wants to feel toward this event!

Anyone looking for baby bargains--i highly recommend the East Dulwich Forum Family classifieds section. Lots of nearly new items, or items in very good condition at very reasonable (sometimes free) prices.

Anonymous said...

Just a note to say well done on the sale, really warm welcome, we grabbed some bargains and had some great cake! Happy to support this playgroup which is entirely volunteer run.

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