Childbirth charity to lose dedicated helper

Andrea Ward is stepping down after ten years as NCT nearly new sale co-ordinators
Andrea Ward is stepping down after ten years as NCT nearly new sale co-ordinators

AN ACTIVE and dedicated member of the National Childbirth Trust has announced she is stepping down from the team after ten years of hard work.

Andrea Ward joined the West Sussex Coastal branch of the organisation when she had her first child.

She started helping at the nearly-new sales run by the branch, and then took on the role of sale coordinator when she was pregnant with her second child.

“The sales will continue with a new person at the helm but we need more volunteers to continue to make the sales a success,” 
said Andrea.

“It is a great way to make new friends and have fun while raising money for a fantastic charity”

“We have a great team of mums and dads who give as much time as they feel they can to the event.

“We also have helpers on the day who arrive early in the morning to put all the items for sale out on display.”

The nearly-new sales sell toys, clothing and equipment in good condition to people who have young children
or babies.

Lynette Mitchell, who also volunteers for the NCT, said: “Andrea has given body and soul to the charity, to the point of ending up in hospital in February last year with a dislocated knee after setting up the sale on the 
Friday night!

“She was still there at the sale on the Saturday ensuring all was running to plan – with her leg in plaster!”

The next sale will take place at Chichester College Sports Hall on Saturday at 11.30am.

If you are interested in being involved, email nnsco-ordinator@live.co.uk