Deaf News: Five year old boy raises money for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Posted on June 28, 2012



A five-year-old boy is raising funds for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People after starting his own Olympic-style ‘torch relay’ on eBay.

Earlier this month, Logan McKerrow from Somerset made his own Olympic-style torch at school ahead of this summer’s London games and, with the help of his mum Kerry, decided to list the torch on eBay to raise money for charity after learning about the work of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

Since being listed on the auction website in early June, the torch has gone on to raise just short of £100 for the Charity having been bought by two eBay shoppers.

Kerry said: “When I told Logan that his torch had sold and I read out all the fantastic kind words from everyone involved, he was over the moon. The person who won the first auction was also blown away by Logan’s generosity, so much so that they wanted us to relist the torch on eBay and to try and raise some more money.

“During this listing, Logan’s granddad came up with a fabulous idea that each winning bidder and proceeding winning bidders make their own ‘torch relay’ and raise funds for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People in the process – and so the story continues!”

Michele Jennings, chief executive at Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, added: “Ever since the Charity was launched in 1982, we have relied on the generosity of the public as we are a non-government funded organisation, so to learn of such an inspiring story as Logan’s really is fantastic.”

To follow Logan’s Olympic torch relay, go to: www.facebook.com/logansolympictorch. For more information on Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, head to: www.hearingdogs.org.uk.

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