Jackson Bentley and Jai Gleeson run lemonade stand to raise money for Telethon
Best friends Jackson Bentley, 9, and Jai Gleeson, 8, have got you covered — for the second successive year they are running a lemonade stand to help raise money for Telethon.
“They came up with the idea a few years ago when they started juicing the lemons from the great big lemon tree we have out the front of our house,” Jackson’s mum Amanda said.
“They started selling it to cars on our street and it took off from there.”
The boys donated the money from their fledgling business to the Police Legacy fund.
Last year, they set their sights on Telethon and raised $780 for the fundraising extravaganza by selling cold drinks outside their Leeming home.
“Now it’s got bigger than Ben-Hur,” Ms Bentley said.
“The boys won’t just be doing lemonade. They’ll have a sausage sizzle and we’ve got a high school girl who will be braiding people’s hair.
“Everyone in the Leeming community has really got behind it. It’s fantastic.”
The boys will also sell cupcakes for $2 each.
The stand will be running from 1pm until the AFL Grand Final starts.
Footy fans Jai and Jackson will make sure to clock off in time to watch the clash at the Gabba.
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