A TRIP to the Queensland Children’s Hospital inspired a seven-year-old Yarrabilba boy to set up a lemonade stand to fund Christmas presents for sick and disadvantaged kids.
Austin Amour visited his baby brother Oliver in the hospital burns unit while he needed surgery earlier this year.
With a strong sense of social justice, Amour teamed up with his sister Elizabeth and cousins Emma and Pippa to raise more than $207.8 on Sunday, November 4 with the traditional lemonade stall set up at Darlington Parklands with lemons donated from Olleys and Woolworths Beaudesert.
The money will go towards Christmas gifts to be donated to the Smith Family and Queensland Children’s Hospital.
Austin’s mother, Teagan Amour said she was proud of Austin’s generous spirit.
“He has a personality to help everyone he can and puts others before himself. He is very kind, generous and emotional,” she said.
“We always talk about how fortunate we are and it is part of our family values to give as much as we can when we are so lucky.
“We donate a lot to the Cancer Council and Queensland Children’s Hospital with out family having personal experience with cancer.”
The lemonade stand team produced 27 litres of lemonade and sold 24 litres to the public.
Ms Amour said people were willing to pay above the standard price with $5 or $10 notes in exchange for lemonade.
Logan Councillor Laurie Koranski said she visited the Darlington Parklands on Sunday to support the cause.
“As Austin served me lemonade he explained in detail how the lemonade was made,” she said.
“He went in to tell me how he learned to make lemonade at school and about a time when his brother had been in hospital. That’s how he got the great idea for his lemonade business.
“Austin should be congratulated for putting his entrepreneurial ideas into action and for using the funds raised to put smiles on the faces of sick kids.”
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