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Logan, six, asks Princess Royal to 'have a word' with her mum!
6:00am Wednesday 24th October 2012 in Somerset
CHEEKY chappie Logan McKerrow last week politely asked the Princess Royal to ask her mother, Her Majesty the Queen, if she would like to buy his fundraising Olympic Torch.
Logan, six, of Chard, has helped to raise a whopping £25,000 for the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People charity by selling on eBay an Olympic Torch he made at school earlier this year.
He and his mum Kerry were last week named as the charity’s Ambassadors for 2012 because of his amazing fundraising during a gala awards night in London where the Princess Royal presented the prizes.
Kerry said: “I couldn’t believe it when Logan asked Princess Anne if her mum wanted to buy his torch. She said that she would ‘see what she could do’ – so who knows what might happen next!”
Logan made an Olympic Torch out of paper at school in May and when he heard actual torch-bearers were selling theirs on eBay he|asked Kerry if he could list his on her website, too.
She said ‘yes’ and they chose to auction the torch to support the Let’s Hear it for Deaf Children campaign. The torch sold for £21 – Logan gave £16.80 to the charity and kept the rest for himself.
When Kerry told Logan how much his torch had been sold for he was over the moon.
The original bidder who won the eBay auction asked for the torch to be re-listed to try and raise more money for Hearing Dogs and the story has grown from there.
The paper torch has travelled more than 3,400 miles around the country and is soon to have its 25th recipient. Logan has become something of a celebrity having appeared on television and been invited to No 10 Downing Street where he met the Prime Minister and David Beckham.
Logan has also been lined up to switch on the Christmas lights in Chard next month.
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