April 28, 2011 2.05 pm This story is over 157 months old

Logan’s Red Day raises hundreds for charity

Little fundraiser: Logan’s fundraising day for Keep The Beat raised over £200 for a heart hospital under threat.

The Whiteley family mum Stacey with Logan and dad Mick and baby Darcie

An event at a nursery to raise money and awareness for Keep the Beat last week has raised £265.

The Red Day event was organised in aid of one of the children who attends the nursery, Logan Whiteley. At six weeks old, he was diagnosed with Fallots Tetralogy.

Red Day was held at Old Station Nursery in Waterside South, Lincoln. It marked the one year anniversary of Logan’s operation and raised money for a heart hospital.

On the day, children decorated hearts, played with red jelly and red sparkly play dough and decorated red cakes before selling them to parents.

They also held activities such as pass the heart, hunt the heart in the nursery garden, musical statues and dancing.

Logan’s mum, Stacey Whiteley said: “We wanted to mark the anniversary of Logan’s operation with a day of fun and fund-raising so we approached The Old Station Nursery for help in putting together an event.

“To know Keep the Beat provides hope, support and information to families like ours means everything and we have full belief in Keep the Beat and its future aims.

“We’re so proud of Logan and he’s come on in leaps and bounds since his operation last April; he still faces the possibility of surgery in the future but he is a happy, active and chatty toddler who enjoys his time at nursery.”

Keep The Beat have taken donations of £1,095 so far for East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, which were given towards Logan’s Charity Day, including online donations, or people unable to attend the event at the nursery.

East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre’s future currently hangs in the balance, due to ongoing NHS budget cuts. It would mean children like Logan would have to travel to London or Birmingham in order to receive potentially life-saving heart operations if the centre was closed.

— To make a donation to Logan’s cause, visit his giving page.

Source: Shooting Star