Perth siblings to help koalas impacted by bushfires

Bailey (9) and Matilda (6) are running an ice cream stall to raise money for koalas affected by the Australian bushfires
Bailey (9) and Matilda (6) are running an ice cream stall to raise money for koalas affected by the Australian bushfires

STIRLING siblings are paying forward their Christmas gifts to help koalas affected by the eastern states bushfires.

Bailey (9) and Matilda (6) used $20 each they received at Christmas to buy ice creams they will sell outside their Jones Street home on Saturday.

Their father Dylan said they had already planned to hold the ice cream stall when Bailey decided he wanted profits to go towards helping people rescue and care for the koalas in bushfire affected areas.

“With several trips to Bunnings to collect recycled cardboard for signs and left over paint from around the house the kids started on the advertisements,” he said.

Bailey (9) and Matilda (5) working on posters for their ice cream stall fundraiser.

“It’s been a great little exercise which has so many lessons to learn, from the simplest of painting signs, understanding money, helping others and meeting people in your community.

“We hope to sell all the ice creams for $1 or $2 but at the end of the day it’s not about how much we make as much as it is about the process and excitement these little projects bring.”

The stall will run outside 38A Jones Street, Stirling from 11am to 1pm.

The community response to the bushfires has been incredible, from this cake stall run by Trigg sisters to business donations and fundraising events.

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