A group of entrepreneurial siblings have had their summer side hustle squashed after their lemonade stand was stolen from their front yard.

“The kids ran inside to make the lemonade after setting up the chairs and the stand but when they came back out, it was all gone.” Mum Kate Parkinson said.

A wagon, stand and three metal chairs all taken in the space of just 10 minutes.

In the hopes of tracking down the stolen items, Kate turned to social media, sharing a post on the Canberra Notice Board Group and while the stand remains missing, Kate said she’s been blow away by the support she’s received from the community.

“I was feeling so upset yesterday, distrusting of people and then I woke up feeling so much love from the community with people asking if they can stop by the stand and help replace the missing items.”

“As an expat living in Australia, I have just found Australians so kind and loving, really just amazing people – so thank you.”

Instead of taking up the offer of donations, Kate and her children have decided to continue the business, money raised from their sales going towards replacement items or being donated to charity should the items be returned.


Located along Clarke Street in Yarralumla, the stand is offering pink and original lemonade as well as homemade cookies, you can catch them this week on Tuesday 10am-12pm and Wednesday from 12pm-5pm.

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