People turned out in their hundreds on Sunday for the annual ‘Logan’s Family Fun Day’ on the Lossiemouth playing fields.
Held in memory of Logan Main who lost his fight against a rare form of childhood cancer, the celebration of his young life entered a fifth consecutive year with thousands having been raised for cancer charities.
A touch of glamour was added to the event with the official opening and a release of balloons led by television personality David Gest, who was in the town this weekend as a guest of the Rock Academy Performing Arts.
Before releasing the first balloon Mr Gest said: “It is the hardest thing to face adversity and smile at it and live with it. Anything we can do to help raise money for kids with cancer we have all got to do – because it means putting someone before yourself.”
Cameron Macintosh, chairman of Logan’s Fund, thanked everyone who attended on what was a sun-drenched afternoon: “This was Logan’s Family Fun Day’s fifth birthday and we are already plotting and planning for next year to make it even better.
“We cannot thank everyone who contributed to the day enough.”
The afternoon featured a live performance from Elgin’s Lilian MacDonald of her song ‘Never be Alone’, written as a tribute to her cancer-suffering boyfriend. The release of the song on iTunes resulted in it hitting the UK Top Forty and raising over £1400 for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.