Ditchingham mum leaps to success with new bouncy castle business
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A mother from Ditchingham who set up her own bouncy castle business with the help of her 91-year-old grandad, is celebrating her first successful season and is already looking to expand next year.
Thirty-year-old Faye Denney started her business Little Jumpers with one bouncy castle in March, and after attending birthday parties and a number of local events including Beccles Carnival and Beccles Duck Race, now owns six bouncy castles and other inflatable toys.
The single mother, who previously ran her own barber shop in Bungay at the age of 18, had always dreamt she would one day run her own business again.
She said: 'I wanted to set up my own business again but didn't have the money to do it so my grandad Richard said he wanted to help me before anything happened to him.
'I've got a little girl who is three and last year we were going to lots of parties with bouncy castles but the companies were from Norwich or Lowestoft and there wasn't really anyone around here doing it so I saw an opening in the market.
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'Our first season has been brilliant and we have met some lovely people. We did lots of local events and they have all invited us back next year.
' It has become a real family-based business because my little girl comes along with me and my partner and dad help me pack the castles away at the end.'
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Miss Denney works part time at Earsham Hall Pine, but hopes one day she may be able to run the business as her full-time job.
She said: 'Everything I have made this year has gone back into the business to buy more castles and equipment.
'There's still more stuff I want to buy next year to build the business, like a gladiator dual and bucking bronco so we can do more for adults.'
Miss Denney ended the season by sponsoring one of the British Superbike riders Rhalf Lo Turco at Brands Hatch, and had her Little Jumpers logo on his bike.
She said: 'We go to lots of motorcycle racing events so when the opportunity came up on Facebook to sponsor one of the riders I jumped at the chance. To be able to bring our business into something we love was brilliant.'
Miss Denney is in the process of launching her own website but can be found on Facebook by searching for Little Jumpers Bouncy Castle Hire. Alternatively call her on 07868022312.