A YOUNG market trader is already making a difference for some of Bolton’s littlest causes with the launch of her fledging baby clothes stall.

All of the proceeds from charity blankets sold by Megan Matthews are being donated to the neo-natal intensive care unit at the Royal Bolton Hospital.

For the 20-year-old it’s an initiative close to her family’s heart. Her mum Julie is a manager at the special baby care unit.

Megan, who runs Megs’s Cut-Price Baby Clothing on Darwen Market, said most of the blankets are from the unit and have been laundered, before being donated.

She is charging between £4 and £6 for the handiworks, depending on their size.

Megan said: “We’ve only been open for two months and we just thought it was a nice thing to do. Blankets come in to us and a lady called Janet has been busy knitting blankets for us as well. We hope to provide families with personalised memory books for their precious little ones with all of the money raised.”

The former Darwen Academy student had been running her baby clothes venture online before opting to give her shop a physical presence.

Julie added: “We have a number of people who knit for the unit, either blankets, hats or mittens. Every so often we get a surplus and we thought that this was a good way of raising money.

“The memory books are for the families of babies who have sadly passed away. But we are also creating journey books, for families, which chart the progress of the birth and can be used with brothers and sisters to get them involved with the new baby.”