THREE mums from Amersham are opening a pop-up shop selling ‘pre-loved’ children’s items to raise funds that will help older people stay independent in their own homes.

Mel Garfield, Victoria Fawdry and Veronica Rodman, are staging the event as part of the Royal Voluntary Service national Good Neighbours Yard Sale.

Visitors can come to browse through the bargains or can arrange to sell their no-longer wanted items themselves.

Mel Garfield said: “This is a great opportunity for people to de-clutter their homes or to bag a bargain and help us to raise money for Royal Voluntary Service. The money raised will help older people locally stay independent in their own homes. We hope will support us by either having a table or coming along for a browse on the day.”

On sale will be children’s clothes, toys and equipment. The initiative is supported by Coldharbour, and aims to raise cash that will provide a lifeline to many isolated older people in the area.

The shop will open at the site of the old Entertainer store in Hill Avenue, Amersham, on Saturday, October 12, from 9am to 5pm. Entrance costs a 50p donation per family.

Table space, and a table, needs to be pre-booked in advance and is being sold for a £10 donation to the charity. The seller will keep all proceeds. Those wishing to just sell equipment will need to register it and commit to 5 per cent of the sales going to charity.

The Royal Voluntary Service, formerly known as WRVS, supports more than 100,000 older people each month stay independent in their own homes for longer.

Anyone wishing to book a table or find out more should contact Mel Garfield on 07808 298788 or