FRIENDS OF TEENAGER Keiran McKandie who tragically died after being involved in an accident on the B9010 will this evening celebrate his life at a special event at the Moray Leisure Centre.
The 16-year-old was practicing his downhill mountain biking skills with friends when tragedy struck near Miltonduff on March 20.
Dozens of friends on their bikes led a touching procession at Keiran’s funeral last week – now they are set to bid a fond farewell by holding an ice disco event on Saturday evening.
The idea came from Sean Mcleary who helped by Craig Alexander, Cameron McKenzie along with several of Keiran’s friends decided to celebrate his memory by holding an ice disco in Elgin playing the music held on Keiran’s iPod.
During the event this evening – which is expected to gather around 100 people – images will be beamed around the rink.
One of Keiran’s friends told insideMoray: “It started when we set up a Facebook page for the event that quickly had 60 people saying they would come along – and 40 more showing an interest. Sean felt this was a fun way to say goodbye to their friend so it was all put in place quite quickly -with Moray Leisure Centre very kindly refunding the hire cost of the rink as their contribution.
“Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Elgin Academy memorial fund set up for Keiran.”
The ice disco takes place today (Saturday) from 5pm until 6.15pm and is intended for anyone who knew Keiran – admission is via a £3 donation at the door to the memorial fund.