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Lemonade stand the perfect recipe for bushfire fundraiser

Tuesday 28 January 2020

A team of young friends from Frankston South have proved an old-fashioned lemonade stand is still the perfect recipe to raise money for those in need.

Willow (10), Ella (10), Sebastian (6) and Saskia (6) were inspired to donate to communities impacted by the recent bushfires and decided their lemonade was just the trick.

To get the customers in, the friends created an impressive sign and manned their Neil Street stand over two days earlier this month.

“We heard about the people in need and we wanted to help them,” Willow said.

The lemonade stand was a great success, raising $140.05, which Willow and Sebastian’s mother, Sheryn donated to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund.

“I am so proud of the kids and the generosity of our neighbours. One gentleman was heading past, saw their sign and gave them $50,” Sheryn said.

Frankston City Council Mayor, Sandra Mayer, popped in to try the famous lemonade and was impressed with the youngsters’ dedication to the cause.

“I am so proud of all of you,” Cr Mayer said.

“Your lemonade is delicious and coming together like this to help those in need is one of the things that makes our community such a lovely place to live.”


Famous Frankston South lemonade


350 grams of white sugar

1.8 litres of water

250 millilitres of fresh lemon juice


  1. Combine sugar and 250 millilitres of water in a saucepan
  2. Bring to boil and dissolve sugar
  3. Allow to cool and put in the fridge until cold
  4. Combine lemon juice, sugar syrup and remaining water in a jug
  5. Serve


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