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.
“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.
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. “
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.