Gloucestershire Real Nappy Project hosted their third successful Preloved Cloth Nappy Sale with Stroud Kids’ Stuff.
Lucy Hague and Kirstie Clarke, the two Real Nappy Advisors at the project were there to help parents choose their nappies and answer questions.
Cloth Nappies are donated by families from across the county when they are no longer needed but still in good condition and can be used again; They are carefully checked, sorted and priced by Kirstie and Lucy, then sold for bargain prices with all proceeds going to Kids’ Stuff to help them continue their excellent work helping local families. These events are hosted at Kids’ Stuff HQ at Brimscombe Mill, between The Long Table and The Bike Drop and next to Stroud Furniture bank.
The environmental benefits of this are huge – not only have dozens of cloth nappies avoided ending up in the waste, but families have avoided buying new ones which will be made with mostly virgin resources. Each cloth nappy in regular use will save around 300 single-use nappies ending up in the bin, by the time that one child is toilet-trained.
The GRNP is an initiative of Gloucestershire County Council and offers every family in Gloucestershire with a child under two, a £30 voucher towards the cost of buying cloth nappies, as well as free help, advice and support with choosing and using cloth nappies. Full details of the scheme, including how to apply, can be found at https://www.gloucestershirerecycles.com/reduce/real-reusable-nappies/.
The event was well-attended, with 28 families picking up preloved nappies and £112.50 being raised for Kids’ Stuff, bringing the total to over £600 over three events.
The next sale is planned for May. It will be advertised in advance on @glosnappies on Facebook and Instagram. Donations of preloved nappies in good condition can be delivered to Kids’ Stuff in advance on Wednesdays and Fridays 10-2 at Brimscombe Mill.