A Moray teenager is embarking on a fundraising challenge to honour his young cousin, who is battling cancer.
Scott Fiske, 16, is rallying support for the Lossiemouth-based Logan’s Fund charity, so it can help children like his five-year-old relative enjoy themselves.
Kayla Munro was diagnosed with lymphoblastic cancer last year, a rare and aggressive form of the disease which affects white blood cells.
Scott, who lives in Elgin, said: “The condition can be serious but, luckily, they caught it early with Kayla and she is getting better.
“She went through a lot with chemotherapy, and it was horrible for her. Seeing other children like Kayla while she was in hospital made me want to do something to help them.”
Scott has planned three initiatives to help boost Logan’s Fund.
He has arranged for a medium to give readings at Elgin’s Bishopmill Hall on Friday, March 17, between 8pm and 10.30pm.
Scott will then stage Logan’s Lossie Easter Fun on Sunday, April 16, at Lossiemouth Community Centre – a day-long celebration involving an Easter egg hunt and a bouncy castle.
And he is collecting used milk carton lids until October which can be sold for recycling.
Collection points have been established at Fochabers’ Eats and Treats, Lossiemouth’s The Pantry and Elgin’s Manna Juice.
The Elgin High School pupil carried out his first fundraiser when he was only 11, amassing £1,000 for the Clic Sargent charity after his granddad was diagnosed with bowel cancer.
He wants to become a teacher when he is older, but hopes to retain links with Logan’s Fund.
Since Logan Main’s death in 2009, his parents have raised thousands of pounds to assist other families affected by cancer.
The charity has a deluxe static caravan at Lossiemouth’s East Beach for respite breaks, and helps pay for poorly youngsters to enjoy outings.
Logan’s Fund chairman, Cameron Mackintosh, commended Scott on “capturing people’s imagination” with his ideas.
He said: “We have got a lot going on, so Scott volunteered to fundraise for us as it allows our organisers to focus on other projects.
“He has really taken the bull by the horns, using his own initiative.”
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