Bassendean Night Markets will donate event money to Ukraine Crisis Appeal

Ye Olde Ice Cream Van is one of 70 stalls booked for Bassendean Night Markets this month to help with Ukraine crisis appeal.

Live music, wine and gin tastings, lawn games, an interactive medieval exhibition and sword fighting are just some of the family activities on offer during the April 30 event at the BIC Reserve in Bassendean.

Six-year-old Preston Darling said he was looking forward to devouring ice cream, dumplings and hot fries.

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“It’s always fun – I can eat ice cream and play games with my friends,” he said.

But he was thrilled to hear that the event would help kids like him caught up in the war in Ukraine.

“We can help people on the news feel happy with a bit of spending money,” he said.

Camera iconBassendean Markets is holding a special fundraiser for the people of Ukraine on April 30. Pictured is Preston Darling, 6, with an ice cream from the markets. Michael Wilson Credit: Michael Wilson/western australia

Market organizer Lizzie Richardson said it was ‘absolutely a no-brainer’ to donate money to the cause from every stand booked at this month’s event.

“As a mother myself of a six-year-old and a nine-month-old, it’s absolutely heartbreaking to see innocent people escaping with their children and coming away with virtually nothing but the clothes. they’re wearing,” she said.

“I can’t even imagine how I would do this physically with young children, being emotionally distressed and just trying to stay alive let alone get water to feed a baby formula – these people have need help, we can help. “

Bassendean Markets is holding a special fundraiser for the people of Ukraine on April 30.  Pictured is market organizer Lizzie Richardson.  Michael Wilson
Camera iconBassendean Markets is holding a special fundraiser for the people of Ukraine on April 30. Pictured is market organizer Lizzie Richardson. Michael Wilson Credit: Michael Wilson/western australia

Ms Richardson said all funds received by the Ukraine Crisis Appeal would be used to provide emergency humanitarian assistance, including food, drinking water, blankets, finding emergency accommodation, clothing and medical assistance.

“We have a good event here. so we thought we could use the power of our crowd size, our bookings and an amazing community to support that and do what we could,” she said.