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Yes! The one time you might be able to make your children eat broccoli for breakfast is this Sunday, because ‘breakfast dessert’ (my children tell me that all the other kids at school get this) can be an ice-cream feast that helps homeless people.

It’s (relatively) healthy because Knox & Aya ice-cream is dairy free.

It’s fun, fun fun because their ice-cream tastes great, and because one of our weirdest local ‘organic dance bands’ Monkey Monkey Shake Shake will be there.

Dressing like a grizzly bear, or wearing fishes on their heads, MMSS are so mesmerising that I’ve watched them again and again on YouTube.  This band are seriously devoted to the playful side of life.

Monkey-Monkey-Shake-Shake

Horst Thomson from Knox & Aya says that ‘the goal of the event is to raise money to end rough sleeping in Australia through Sleepbus. While making ice-cream is pretty much the most fantastical thing I could have imagined an adult can do, I couldn’t have done it without the support from institutions and the community.

‘Access to the support available is the most important thing’, says Horst. ‘Marginalisation can happen quite quickly and easily. I see that many social problems come about from lack of support.

‘Sleepbus is a fantastic initiative to share some humanity with people who may need it most. It’s accessible, safe, and creates a gateway to further support programs.

‘This event is our way of giving back to the community that helped us start, and to do what we do best in Byron: break rules and eat dessert first.’

More info: Sunday March 12. 9.30am–12pm at Yum Yum Tree Café, New Brighton. A Sleepbus fundraiser.


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