Kind hearts help boys to raise around $500 in bush fire support

ENTERPRISING PROJECT: Brothers Rohan, 11, and Oscar, 13, Gianniotis and friend Oscar Nugent (centre), 11, raise funds for the Rural Fire Service. Picture: Supplied
ENTERPRISING PROJECT: Brothers Rohan, 11, and Oscar, 13, Gianniotis and friend Oscar Nugent (centre), 11, raise funds for the Rural Fire Service. Picture: Supplied

Lemonade has proven to be a successful fundraiser for a group of boys who are aiming to support the Rural Fire Service.

Oscar Nugent, 11, of Tarcutta teamed up with his friends Rohan, 11, and Oscar Gianniotis to to sell lemonade at Lake Village Shopping Centre in a bid to raise around $500.

The Dunns Road fire came within a few of kilometres of the Nugent's property.

SUPPORT: Brothers Rohan, 11, and Oscar, 13, Gianniotis and Oscar Nugent, 11, raise funds for the Rural Fire Service. Picture: Supplied

SUPPORT: Brothers Rohan, 11, and Oscar, 13, Gianniotis and Oscar Nugent, 11, raise funds for the Rural Fire Service. Picture: Supplied

When the boys set up a trade stand and their lemonade complete with a handmade sign at Lake Village Shopping Centre at Lake Albert last week they couldn't have imagined how generous people would be.

The lemonade was so well supported.

Funds have kept flowing for the boys and they are completely overwhelmed by the generosity of their supporters.

The Dunns Road Fire had come reasonably close, but didn't directly impact, the family farm of the Nugents and the boys had seen the devastation caused by the NSW bushfires and wanted to help.

The trio are thrilled their enterprising project, which involved making lemon syrup, completing a sign and organising cups and a stall, was so well supported.

It proved to be a great school holiday activity and they are planning to pass on the hard-earned funds to the Rural Fire Service.