New hope for five-year-old girl after council's lemonade stall closure leaves sour taste

A five-year-old girl who hit the headlines after her homemade lemonade stand in England was shut down by the council has received dozens of offers to set up stalls at other events.

Andre Spicer, a business school professor, let his daughter set up a stand near their home to sell refreshments to people heading to the Lovebox music festival in Victoria Park, east London, last weekend.

But after half an hour four council officials told the pair to shut up shop and slapped Prof. Spicer with a £150 fine as he held his sobbing daughter in his arms.

Tower Hamlets Council has since cancelled the fine and hand-delivered a note to the family's home to apologise.

The family tweeted: "We have been overwhelmed by the kind response from people across the world.

"Dozens of festivals, markets and businesses have offered us the opportunity to set up a lemonade stand.

"We hope they will extend this invitation to others who'd love to make a stand."

Among those extending the offers was London's Borough market which tweeted the girl's father: "In all seriousness, would your daughter like to sell some lemonade at Borough Market? We'd love to make that happen for her."

Lee Fest: Neverland has also invited the little girl to sell lemonade at its August festival in Kent.


More in this Section

4,400-year-old priest’s tomb uncovered in Egypt

President Trump says Interior Secretary is leaving administration

Labour must ‘come off the fence’ and back a second EU vote, says MP

Man charged with planning act of terror in Newcastle remanded in custody


Lifestyle

Lindsay Woods: At a time of year when the pace is frenzied and days are full of school plays and deadlines, the chance to break from routine is a welcome one

On the red carpet: Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger and Cheryl

Raise a glass to Christmas festivities

The best festive desserts to try out this Christmas

More From The Irish Examiner