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Torch maker Logan wins Youth Award
11:00am Thursday 13th March 2014 in News
FAMOUS fundraiser Logan McKerrow, of Chard, was honoured for his paper Olympic torch idea which has raised awareness of, and coined in a whopping £34,000 for, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.
The seven-year-old’s journey began as he saw some Olympic torch bearers selling their torches on eBay, either to make a quick buck or raise money for charity.
Logan was not a torch bearer but he liked the idea of selling a torch so he made a paper one and chose Hearing Dogs for Deaf People as his charity.
His paper torch duly went on eBay and was sold for £21.
Then, the buyer asked for it to be re-sold and Logan’s granddad suggested putting the torch on its own relay – and the rest, as they say, is history.
Since then, the torch has had 60 torch bearers, has travelled more than 20,000 miles and has raised a staggering £34,000 for the charity.
The torch has now been sent to its 61st and final torch bearer, the Queen, who sent a letter to Logan after receiving it.
The fundraising journey has also seen Logan meet famous people like David Beckham and Prime Minister David Cameron.
His nomination said: “He is a caring, thoughtful and loving boy with a huge heart and has inspired others.”
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