The hundreds who attended Logan’s Family Fun Day in Lossiemouth at the weekend have helped the local charity to fund breaks for other families whose lives have been decimated by childhood cancer.
The Moray charity ‘Logan’s Fund’ was created by the family of Logan Main, a three-year who died in 2009 after being struck by the childhood cancer Neuroblastoma.
Logan’s family remained determined to do all they could for other families facing similar heartache – now the charity in his name has raised thousands of pounds that allows them to offer assistance to families throughout the country.
One family who have been assisted by Logan’s Fund has been the Paterson’s, whose two-year-old daughter Eileidh has had to undergo four months of intensive chemotherapy treatment at Aberdeen Royal Children’s Hospital.
Logan’s Fund arranged to provide the family with a week-long respite break in Lossiemouth – part of their ‘Logan’s Sunny Day’s’ programme operated in conjunction with Lossiemouth Bay Caravan Park.
Originally from Elgin but now living in Aberchirder, Eileidh’s mother Gail said: “It’s been brilliant – it is like being a normal family.
“It is the first time we have been together since she went into hospital on May 9. We did not know until a few days before if the doctors were going to let us come – but they said yes because we were only six miles from Dr Gray’s.”
Logan’s Fund chairman Cameron MacIntosh said that Paterson family were the first to benefit from Logan’s Sunny Day’s and acknowledged the ‘brilliant support’ from the caravan park.
He said: “We’ve done a few respite trips for families over the last few years but we came up with the idea of bringing families to us as we live in a beautiful part of the country with brilliant support from the Lossiemouth Bay Caravan Park.
“Eilidh and her family were our first guests and they have been blown away by the whole experience.”
Further information on the work of Logan’s Fund can be found on their website. http://www.logansfund.org/