Local businesses seek crowdfunding support for expansion

Published on: 25th February 2016

ToyWorld North West and Tiny Toes, the St Helens based independent toy and baby specialists, are planning a town centre move.

toyworldnw480ToyWorld North West, St Helens’ leading independent toy specialist, and Tiny Toes Babywear and Gifts, the town’s most prominent baby retailer, both currently based in St Mary’s Market, have announced that terms have been agreed allowing the companies to launch a joint venture, Little Kings and Fairy Wings.

To facilitate this expansion project, business owners Marc Faulkner and Tasha Shields are embracing Crowdfunding to raise the additional funds to make the move a success, seeking investment from as little as £1 in return for perks and rewards which are exclusively available via

Tasha Shields, Tiny Toes’ owner and founder, said: “The small businesses are both under four years old and well known locally. New town centre premises have been found (over three floors) and most of the money needed for the move is already in place, now all we need is a little help towards the final costs. Whilst we work to build the business up, we’re ploughing everything straight back in.”

Marc Faulkner, director of Toyworld North West, added: “St Helens town centre is going through a period of renewed focus and intense regeneration, and we want to be a part of it. We want to do our bit in turning around the fortunes of our much loved town, and we want to bring something new and unique to the children and parents who live and shop here.”

Anybody wishing to support this project can visit the crowdfunder page at

To learn more about the expansion and Little Kings and Fairy Wings’ future plans, contact Marc Faulkner on 07707 778 979 or email; or call Tasha Shields on 07816 454 751 or email


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