New Australian citizen Gautam “Gem” Gautam, owner of Busy Bee Deli, is no stranger to the heartbreak of losing one’s entire livelihood to fire. He lost his mini-supermarket on 13 October 2015 in an arson attack on the neighbouring barber shop, depriving him both of the fruits of his hard labour and his only means of providing for his family of 6.
Which is why Gem takes every opportunity to help those in need. On 21 and 22 February, members of the Busy Bee Deli Bushfire Relief Team were busy fundraising in Neil McDougall Park, located in Perth’s leafy suburb of Como. Same as the weekend before, Gem and his supporters have been selling cold cans and bottles to donate to the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund in response to 7 January bushfires.
The Busy Bee Deli Fire Appeal drink stall will continue to open on Saturdays and Sundays in Neil McDougall Park all the way through to the end of March from 10 am to 4 pm until $10,000 worth of drinks is turned into $2 coin donations in support of the victims of the bushfires.
Find out more: http://www.busybeedeli.com.au/