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Logan's Family Fun Day reaches its decade


By Alistair Whitfield


Michelangelo with Alex Mitchell at Logan's Family Fun Day last year.
Michelangelo with Alex Mitchell at Logan's Family Fun Day last year.

AN annual event to commemorate the life of a little boy will celebrate its tenth birthday later this month.

Logan's Family Fun Day is being held on Sunday, August 25, in Lossiemouth Playing Fields.

Cameron Mackintosh, the chairman of the Logan's Fund charity, said: "When we decided to host our first fun day 10 years ago it was never meant to be an annual event.

"We intended it to be a small one-off thank you to the Lossiemouth and wider community who supported Logan’s family in their efforts to get him to the USA for treatment – a journey he never made in the end.

"But here we are 10 years later with the event circled on calendars for miles around and still getting fantastic public support.

"If the people didn’t come then we wouldn’t still be doing it so we are thrilled that the event is still as popular as it ever was.

"Once again this year we will have the ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ tent.

"This tent is holds the picture board stories of just some of the children and families Logan’s Fund have worked with over the years.

"It’s a really powerful reminder during a fun day of the reason the charity exists.

"We defy anyone to enter the tent, read the stories and not be moved to tears.

"It’s quite hard asking families to pour their child’s story out onto a storyboard along with some really personal photographs and for that to then be displayed publicly. But they do and we are truly honoured these stories are shared."

Logan Main who passed away at the age of three and a half in 2009
Logan Main who passed away at the age of three and a half in 2009

The event will begin at noon and, as always, it is free to enter. There is also an accompanying car boot sale starting at 10am.

Logan's Fun Day will showcase some of the great talent which the local area has to offer.

Kicking off proceedings will be a vocal performance by Jada Louise, a protégé of Lossie Entertainment Academy.

Jada started in CBBC’s ‘Got what it takes’ series last year and is a former cast member of Scottish touring musical, Robert Burns the Musical.

Other students from Lossie Entertainment Academy will also be performing as will members of All Stars and Stripes Cheer and Dance.

Cameron said: "The academy students deliver some really show stopping moments each year. Meanwhile, you always know when it’s the ASCD performance is happening because of the ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ from the watching crowds.

"There will be no let up in quality as we have kickboxing demos from Sfear who will be showcasing their ever-impressive roster of championship-winning athletes.

"Zara Mortimer’s school of Dance always put on a first class show.

"In addition, Active Gymnastics will not only do a brilliant display but also then invite young and old to take part in the Kids Olympics which leaves plenty room for the parents to join in too.

" New to the ring for 2019 are the fantastic Moo Music and Dreamtime Community Arts who will both be delivering some real audience participation sessions that will get everyone going."

Other attractions include a variety of inflatables, fair rides, kids craft tent, face painting, bungee trampolines, the Tam O' Shunter land train, the owls from 2wit 2woo and Glenlivet Archers trying to keep the event on target.

Popular additions in the last couple of years have been Vallen Fitness Studio and Moray Duellist and Fencing Club who both offer ‘have a go’ opportunities.

Lots of charity and craft stalls are also on offer to interest the grown-ups.

Meanwhile, visitors won’t go hungry thanks to the tea and cake tent hosted by Aroma who decant their whole café operation to the playing fields for the day and donate all their takings.



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