Brains behind popular Yarrabilba lemonade stall donate gifts to charity

TWO Yarrabilba siblings with the genius idea to sell homemade lemonade in the scorching heat raised hundreds of dollars in a bid to make Christmas a happy occasion for vulnerable children.

THIRST QUENCHER: Austin and Elizabeth Amour helped raise funds to offer Christmas cheer to vulnerable kids via the Smith Family and Queensland Children's Hospital. Photo: Supplied

THIRST QUENCHER: Austin and Elizabeth Amour helped raise funds to offer Christmas cheer to vulnerable kids via the Smith Family and Queensland Children's Hospital. Photo: Supplied

Austin Amour, 8 and his six-year-old sister Elizabeth managed to raise $621 from their stall at Darlington Parklands on Sunday, November 24.

Lemons, ice and a gazebo were among the resources donated by Woolworths Jimboomba, Coles Yarrabilba, LJ Hooker and G&T Ritchie Mobile Mower Repairs.

The Amour family sold $230 worth of lemonade while generous community donations pushed the overall total to $621.

Some people gave $20 or $50 donations without buying lemonade.

Austin and Elizabeth Amour with the gifts they will donate to the Smith Family and Queensland Children's Hospital. Photo: Supplied

Austin and Elizabeth Amour with the gifts they will donate to the Smith Family and Queensland Children's Hospital. Photo: Supplied

After raising the funds, the family went shopping over the weekend and purchased toys, books and other gifts to be donated to disadvantaged children via the Smith Family and Queensland Children's Hospital.

Mother Tegan Amour said her son Austin was the brains behind the idea.

"I couldn't be prouder as it was his idea and we just helped make it happen for him," she said.

"Austin and Elizabeth are very kind and gentle souls who are interested in helping people less fortunate.

"We are constantly having conversations about values and giving back when we can."

The Amour family will look to operate their lemonade stall annually in a bid to attract donations to vulnerable children.

Last year they raised more than $200 for the Smith Family and Queensland Children's Hospital.

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