Using ice cream to help in the time of tragedy

July 8, 2017

The UK has been hit by a number of tragedies over the past month or so. It’s a sad situation when it takes something so hard hitting to pull us all together – but having done that, ice cream has proven its worth once gain in bringing joy to people’s faces.

After the suicide bombing at Manchester Arena former Mobiler of the Year Moz Murray, has enlisted the support of other ice cream men and ladies. As things begin to settle a little, Moz and his team will travel around the Manchester area to give away ice cream to those affected by the bombing and in particular to the emergency services who acted so selflessly that night.

Whilst we at Whitby Morrison can’t join the convoy, we will be pleased to support each Mobiler taking part by offering a free machine service as a thank you for such a kind gesture.

For those of you who regularly attend the Whitby Event in Nantwich, we’ll be supporting the event at the football ground for their family fun day in early July by giving away ice cream for free.

We’ll be asking for donations – all of which will be donated to the Manchester charities.

Aside from the terror related tragedies in Manchester and London, the horrific Grenfell Tower fire caught the attention of everyone worldwide. An unknown number of people lost their lives, including many children.

A number of Mobilers have visited the site to offer ice cream in support of those who have been left homeless and with little hope and support. The ice cream industry may not be able to change their lives (that lies with the government) but it’s amazing what an ice cream can do to raise a smile and make someone feel good.

Jimmy Berisha took his ice cream van to Grenfell and gave away ice cream with the support of Francos and Bejays. Other Mobilers undertook a similar initiative including Onur Ali and Mark and Rob Ellinor – great examples of the many kind hearted people in Mobiling.