Nearly New Sales and Selling Online

Tiny Lives runs regular second-hand sales of pre-loved baby and children’s clothing. These Nearly New Sales allow us to raise vital funds for the charity, and are a great opportunity for families to pick up a bargain!

Due to the current circumstances, the 2021 Nearly New Sales are currently on hold. We will announce the next sale as soon as we are able. 

How do you want to get involved in our Nearly New Sales?


Shop Online via eBay

The Tiny Lives eBay store is the perfect place to browse our items from the comfort of your own home. Stock is regularly updated, and all of our donations are quality checked (lots are new with tags!), so you can be sure to receive something that you and your little one will love.

Shopping via eBay is perfect if you live outside of the area (we’re based in the North East of England). Why not have a browse today?

Volunteering at a Nearly New Sale

The Nearly New Sales are truly are a team effort, and we couldn’t make them happen without our wonderful volunteers. Tasks include:

  • Sorting stock before the Sales
  • Assisting with sorting and posting online for eBay
  • Taking stock from storage to the Sale location
  • Helping out during the Sale
  • Clean-up duty
  • Taking unsold stock back to storage


If you could volunteer even an hour of your time, we’d love to hear from you! The next Sale is (hopefully) in the Autumn of 2021. Please email if you are interested in volunteering.

The History of the Nearly New Sales

The Nearly New Sales originated with Marina Dodgson, a Ward 35 Mam whose son was on the RVI Neonatal Unit. Wanting to find a way to give back to Tiny Lives, Marina and friends came up with the idea of hosting a second-hand sale at Trinity Church in Gosforth. Thanks to the hard work of Marina, her friends and family, and a whole host of wonderful volunteers, the Nearly New Sales blossomed from there! The Sales were taken on by the Tiny Lives team and incorporated into the charity in 2019.

From 2010 – 2019, the Nearly New Sales have raised an incredible £90,347.69 for Tiny Lives!

The Commemorative Quilt

One of the most poignant fundraisers held by the Nearly New Sales community, the 2012 commemorative quilt brought together Ward 35 families to honour or remember their little ones. The quilt contains 104 squares, each dedicated to a baby who has been cared for on the RVI Neonatal Unit. The squares are surrounded by a border of 496 buttons; each one has been sponsored by or for someone wishing to be part of the quilt and show their support for Tiny Lives.

The quilt raised over £2,400 for Tiny Lives and is now on display outside of the RVI Neonatal Unit.