In May, Logan made an Olympic Torch out of paper at school. When he heard other Olympic enthusiasts were selling their torches on eBay he asked his mum, Kerry, if he could list his on the website too.
She said 'yes' and they chose to auction the torch to support our Let's Hear it for Deaf Children campaign and the torch sold for £21. Logan donated £16.80 to the Charity and kept the rest for himself (as stated in the listing) to buy some materials to make more things.
When Kerry told Logan how much his torch had sold for he was over the moon. He also decided that he'd had enough of making things and wanted to give the rest of his money to the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.
Nik, the bidder who won the eBay auction, was blown away by Logan’s generosity, and asked for his Olympic Torch to be re-listed to try and raise more money for Hearing Dogs.
And the story has grown from there!
Logan's torch is now travelling up and down the UK on its own Olympic Torch relay, raising money to train more life-changing hearing dogs as it continues its route.
Logan has even had a puppy named in his honour who you can sponsor below.
Update – 19 October
We'd like to say a massive thank you to Logan, the McKerrow family and to everyone who is still bidding for the Torch and helping to keep the flame alive long after the end of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Kerry (Logan's Mum) is keeping a fantastic diary of the relay on Facebook and we hope you will continue to follow this remarkable story on the Torch's Facebook page as it continues to develop.
Update – 16 October
Logan's Olympic Torch has just been sold to the 24th torchbearer, Lorraine from Dudley. She has added another £33.46 to the pot. The total now stands at an amazing £25,072.09! Thank you to everyone who is keeping to keep Logan's flame alive.
Update – 9 October
Logan's Olympic Torch has just sold for the 23rd time. Thank you to Susan from Luton who paid £25 to become the latest torchbearer. The torch should be in Luton on Thursday.
Update – 5 October
The London 2012 Olympics may have finished but Logan's Olympic Torch relay continues.
The Torch has sold a further four times since our last update and it has now travelled 3,357 miles and raised an amazing £24,981.76! Read on to learn about the torchbearers and see where the torch has travelled.
Torchbearer #19 was Verity Joyce from Middlesborough (pictured below) who paid a fantastic £141.55 for the Torch. Thank you Verity!
Torchbearer #20 was Peter Smith (pictured below) who paid £59 to take the Torch to Tamworth.
And then Ian and Karen Poyser (pictured below) paid £55 to take the Torch to Ystrad Meurig in Wales.
On 4 October Kim Reynolds from Gloucestershire became the 22nd torchbearer when she paid £25 for Logan's Olympic Torch.
Thank you to everyone who is helping to keep Logan's Olympic flame alive and raising money for our 'Let's hear it for deaf children' campaign.
Update – 19 September
Logan's Olympic Torch arrives safely with Christine Oliver-Jones in Polesworth, Warwickshire (torchbearer #18), who paid £45 for the Torch. Before being delivered to Christine the Torch made a brief apperance at the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Summer Show, where it was reunited again with Logan and a couple of celebrity guests.
Logan with Richard Jones from Stereophonics
Logan with Pauline Quirke
Update – 14 September
During his time with Logan's Olympic Torch Graham took it to the Olympic Park three times, including to the Olympic Stadium for the Paralympic Closing Ceremony where the Torch was reunited with Logan for the evening. Graham also shared Logan's story with Seb Coe and raised a fantastic £361.74. Thank you Graham!
Logan's Torch then sold to Mary from Blackheath in London for a Fab £51.07! Mary took the Torch to Wembley for the Engalnd v Ukraine match and will be bringing it to the Hearing Dogs Summer Show on Sunday 16 September if you want to see it for yourself.
And later in the week Mary had her pciture taken with Logan's Torch outside her hometown tea hut.
Update – 7 September (pm)
We've just seen an update on Twitter from Graham (torchbearer #16) who has met GB Paralympian Nyree Kindred, who became a silver medalist in the S6 100m backstroke last week. Here is Nyree modelling Logan's Torch!!
Update – 7 September
Graham (torchbearer #16) has continued to enjoy his time with Logan's Torch, spending a busy two days at the Olympic Park watching the paralympics.
Yesterday, Graham watched Goalball, where Logan's Torch made it onto the big screen, before heading into the Olympic Stadium to watch the Athletics. Today, Graham has already been to the Aquatics Centre to watch the swimming and will be going to watch the Athletics again in the Stadium.
Throughout the two days there have been numerous requests for photos with Logan's Torch. Here are some photos from Graham's time in the Olympic Park.
Logan's Torch with the Paralympic Flame (top left), in the Aquatics Centre (top right), and pictured with a Paralympic Games Maker (bottom right), member of the RAF (bottom middle) and the police (bottom right)
We also have some more photos to share from the fundraising Graham organised at Sainsburys in Cannock. Shoppers were given the chance to have a photo with Logan's Torch and some very special guests.
Fundraising in Sainsburys, Cannock
Update – 4 September
Logan's Torch has arrived safe and sound with torchbearer #16 Graham Hughes from Wolverhampton. Graham claimed the torch with a winning bid of £53.
Graham is featured here holding Logan's torch (middle, bottom), accompanied by paralympic athlete Martin Crutchley (middle, top), Jamie Ward, a young aspiring long distance athlete (right) and Heidi Agan a Kate Middleton look-a-like (left).
The photo was taken outside Sainsburys in Cannock, where a fundraising collection also took place. £133.13 was raised which is to be split between Martin's Paralympic training costs, Logan's Torch relay and the costs of Team GB Deaf Women's Football team attending the Deaflympics, which they have to fund themselves.
Here is an update of the journey Logan's Torch has been on so far!
Update – 31 August 2012
Logan's Torch arrived with Emily, in Shepherds Bush, just before 6.30am this morning and they have an exciting day ahead. They are off to the Paralympics!
Below is couple of pictures showing Emily's time with Logan's Torch. Emily took Logan's Torch into the Olympic Stadium for the first time, and is also pictured next to a gold postbox.
Update – 30 August 2012
Last night the Queen declared the London 2012 Paralympic Games open, during a spectacular opening ceremony. What better time for Logan's Torch to be taking its first journey into our capital city! Logan's Torch is due to arrive with Emily Garner (torchbearer #15) first thing tomorrow morning for the next part of the adventure.
Would you like to be part of Logan's Olympic Torch relay? You can now bid to be torchbearer #16, by clicking on the link above.
Update – 27 August 2012
Logan's Torch has sold again. This time to Emily for a fab £51.07 and it's off to our capital city just in time for the start of the Paralympic Games!
Update – 25 August 2012
Here's a picture of Tina North (torchbearer #14) with Logan's Olympic Torch at Lion Park in Jersey. Tina set up a lovely display in the reception of her Udoodle office to give everyone the chance to have their picture taken with the Torch, for a small donation of course! Thank you Tina.
Update – 24 August 2012
This morning the ceremonial couldron has been lit in London's Trafalgar Square to launch the start of the Paralympic torch relay.
As excitement builds across the UK for the start of the Paralympics, Logan's Torch is continuing on its amazing journey. Logan's Torch is due to arrived with Tina (Torchbearer #14) in Jersey today. Just in time for the bank holiday weekend!
Update – 22 August (pm)
The relay continues. Logan's Olympic Torch has sold again, and this time it's heading off the mainland for the first time. Tina North's winning bid of £64 means the Torch will be heading to Jersey for the bank holiday weekend.
Update – 22 August 2012
Below is a picture of Philippa Aldridge, Torchbearer #13, with Logan's Torch. Philippa has been volunteering for Hearing Dogs since 2009 and is currently a Brood Bitch Holder, looking after hearing dog Mum Bracken and helping her to bring future hearing dogs into the world.
Philippa works as a Rosemary Conley Aerobics Instructor and has been taking the torch to all her classes and has raised £284 on top of her initial bid! Thank you Phillipa.
Update – 17 August 2012 (pm)
The busy day continues. After being re-united with Logan at The Grange, the torch has been sold again. This time to Phillipa Aldrige from Benson, Oxfordshire for £50. The McKerrow's kindly dropped the torch off with Phillipa (torchbearer #13) on their way home.
Update – 17 August 2012
A busy day lies ahead. Fundraising Superstar Logan McKerrow arrives at The Grange with his family ahead of a very special day. Torchbearer #12 Sue is bringing Logan's Torch to The Grange for the Puppy Socialiser Summer BBQ, and Logan is going to meet puppy Logan for the first time, before he heads off into the big wide world with his puppy socialiser Annette Pollock to begin his training to become a life-changing hearing dog. Keep your eyes peeled for updates throughout the day.
Logan and his family arrive at The Grange (HQ of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People)
Logan meets Logan
Bringing the torch to Hearing Dogs. Torchbearers #12 (hearing dog puppy
socialising volunteers) with Logan and family and, of course, the torch!
Logan, with hearing dog Logan, and his Olympic Torch
Update – 16 August 2012 (pm)
Remember hearing dog puppy Logan, named after 5-year-old Logan and his Olympic Torch relay? Today we are delighted to announce that puppy Logan has entered our Puppy Sponsorship scheme. Create your own Olympic by sponsoring puppy Logan and following him on his journey to become a life-changing hearing dog.
Update – 16 August 2012 (am)
Logan's Olympic Torch has arrived safely in Flackwell Heath with Sue (Torchbearer #12), ahead of it's trip to The Grange on Friday.
Update – 14 August 2012
The torch spent a lovely weekend with David and his wife Marlene. Here's a picture of David with the Torch in their hometown of Sale.
Logan's Olympic Torch has also sold again, this time for £107 to Sue from Flackwell Heath, Buckinghamshire. Sue is a puppy socialiser for Hearing Dogs and plans to bring the Torch to The Grange (Hearing Dogs HQ) on Friday for a very special day. Keep your eyes on Facebook and Twitter for for more and live updates.
Update – 10 August 2012
We've just heard that Logan's Olympic Torch has arrived safely with David (torchbearer #11) in Sale.
Update – 9 August 2012
Logan's Olympic Torch has sold again. This time for £155 to David from Sale, Greater Manchester. The torch is also back on eBay. Click on the link above if you want to bid to become the 12th torchbearer.
Update – 7 August 2012
Kelly and Andy, torchbearers #10, spent the weekend with Logan's Torch in Haverhill, Suffolk. Here is Kelly with Logan's Torch at her local town sign.
Over the weekend Kelly, Andy and Logan's Torch followed the footsteps of the official Olympic Torch, although they were slightly hampered by the weather, having to take shelter from the rain.
Logan's Torch is currently back on eBay, with bidding closing on 9 August at 13:06. Click on the link above for your chance to be Torchbearer #11.
Update – 31 July 2012
Here's Chanelle, torchbearer #9, with Logan's Torch at Cairngorm Mountain, which is home to the Ptarmigan Restaurant (the highest restaurant in the UK). Logan's Torch spent some time on display in the Ptarmigan Restaurant.
Update – 30 July 2012
After a few delivery issues we've just heard that Logan's Torch has arrived with Chanelle in Scotland. Woo! More on the 9th leg of the relay as we get it.
Update – 29 July 2012
Look what we've just received from the No. 10 press office!
Update – 26 July 2012 pm (No. 10, David Beckham and taking charge of the tube)
Today saw another amazing chapter in the story of Logan and his Olympic Torch relay.
A couple of days ago Kerry (Logan's mum) received a phone call inviting Logan and family visit No. 10 Downing Street to watch the official Olympic Torch relay with David Cameron himself. This morning Kerry, Logan and family took the bus into London (armed with a replica of Logan's Olympic Torch) to meet the Prime Minister.
At Downing Street Logan was looked after by his very own minder Steve, and hung out with the one and only David Beckham. Logan gave David a massive high five, before getting his autograph. Amazing!
Look who Logan got to meet yesterday when he was invited to No. 10 Downing Street!
Next, Logan and family met David Cameron (who also has a hearing dog named after him) as the official Olympic Torch travelled through Downing Street. Here are a few photos of Logan's adventures in London. For more photos, head over to the Logan's Olympic Torch relay facebook page.
To top off Logan's day in London, he was recognised by one of the workers on the London Underground, and was lucky enough to get to ride up front with the driver. Wow!
A very big thank you to everyone who made Logan's adventure to London and No. 10 Downing Street such a brilliant day.
Logan says the next stop is to meet the Queen!
Update – 26 July 2012
Logan's Torch has sold again! This time for £163.62 to Kelly from Haverhill in Suffolk. Kelly will be torchbearer #10 as has kindly agreed to round her bid up to £200. Thank you very much Kelly
Update – 25 July 2012
Logan's Torch is on its way up to the Highlands of Scotland after being bought by Chanelle Lenton (torchbearer #9) who works at Cairngorm Mountain in the Ptarmigan Restaurant (the highest restaurant in the UK). It's due to arrive on Friday.
The torch is now back on eBay, and you can use the link above to bid to be torchbearer #10. In the meantime, Chanelle will enjoy the company of Logan’s creation right up until the start of the games.
Update – 23 July 2012
Just seen that Logan's Olympic Torch sold again over the weekend. For £335 (wow!) and it's off to Scotland. Torchbearer #9 will be Chanelle Lenton of Kingussie, Highland. Thank you!
The torch spent the weekend in Reed, Hertfordshire with Nikki (torchbearer #8) and her family. Here's a picture of them with the torch.
Logan's Torch is also on twitter. Follow @LogansTorch for all the latest updates.
Update – 20 July 2012
Logan's Olympic Torch has arrived safely with Nikki from Reed in Hertfordshire. Nikki is the eighth torchbearer and will spend the weekend with Logan's Torch. Just a quick reminder than the torch is also back on eBay. If you'd like to make a bid to become torchbearer #9 please click on the link above.
Update – 18 July 2012
Logan's Olympic Torch is spending its first full day with Sue (torchbearer #7). It's due to arrive with Nikki (torchbearer #8) on Friday. And it's also back on eBay for you to bid to become the 9th torchbearer. You can bid using the link above. Torchbearer #9 should receive Logan's Torch on Tuesday 24 July.
The total money raised by Logan's Olympic Torch relay is now over £17,000. An amazing achievement. Thank you!
Update – 17 July 2012
Logan's Olympic Torch has safely arrived with Sue, torchbearer #7, in Baughurst, Hampshire. It's also been sold again on eBay for £110, and once Sue has spent some time with the torch it will be off to Nikki from Hertfordshire (who will be torchbearer #8).
Update – 16 July 2012
An action packed weekend for Logan's Olympic Torch as it's reunited with Logan, his mum Kerry and sister Tamsin at the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. Logan met Leslie and Howard (torchbearers #6), volunteers from our South Hampshire Branch, one of our recipients and a number of hearing dogs too!
Logan is pictured with hearing dog Inca at the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth
Leslie and Howard (torchbearers #6) raised an extra £200 during their time with Logan's Olympic Torch, partly by asking for donations to have a photo with the torch. Great work!
The people of Rowlands Castle have their photo taken with Logan's Olympic Torch
Logan's Olympic Torch also sold again on eBay – this time for £155 – to Sue in Baughurst, Hampshire. It's due to arrive with Sue on Wednesday.
Update – 15 July 2012
Logan's Olympic Torch has arrived safely with Leslie and Howard in Rowlands Castle, Hampshire.
Update – 13 July 2012 pm
As Logan's Olympic Torch continues to make its way around the UK we are delighted to give you a first glimpse of hearing dog puppy Logan (and his mum Lottie).
Hearing dog puppy Logan at 3 weeks of age (pictured with his mum Lottie)
Update – 13 July 2012 am
Logan's Torch is spending the morning with Mike and Nicky in Polegate. If you want your photo taken with the torch – for a small donation – pop down to Petnap, BN10 8PL, between 9 and 12 this morning. Mike and Nicky have also donated some sturdy packaging to keep Logan's Torch safe on the rest of its journey. Thank you!
The torch is being shipped overnight to Leslie Ilett in Rowlands Castle, Hampshire for a weekend of motorcycle training. Logan's Olympic Torch will also be on display at the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth on Sunday (12pm-2pm) for photos, and we've just heard that Logan and his mum Kerry will be joining Leslie too.
Logan's Torch has now been relisted on eBay so you can now bid to become the seventh torchbearer. Bidding ends on Sunday 15 July at 12:57pm.
Update – 12 July 2012
Wowzers!! Logan's Olympic Torch was relisted on eBay and it sold within 3 minutes. It will spend tomorrow morning with Mike and Nicky and then it will be on its way to Rowlands Castle, near Portsmouth for the weekend.
Update – 10 July 2012 afternoon
Logan's Olympic Torch has sold again on eBay for £100 and will soon be on it's way to Mike and Nicky Bailey of Petnap Ltd in East Sussex.
Today Logan's Torch has been on a tour of the North East, visiting sites such as the Angel of the North and the Newcastle football stadium (picured below). There are also rumours of an evening visit to the pub. More as we get it.
Update – 10 July 2012 lunchtime
The relay is back on. Logan's Olympic Torch has safely arrived with the latest winning bidders in Gary and Wendy Sanderson from Newton Stocksfield, Northumberland (pictured below) and has been relisted on eBay on a £100 'Buy it now' listing.
Update – 09 July 2012
We've just heard that Logan and his mum Kerry have been invited to appear on BBC Points West this evening at 18:30. As of 16:00 donations on the Just Giving page had reached £15,888. Logan's Torch is due to be relisted on eBay tomorrow. We'll post a link as soon as we know more.
Update – 08 July 2012
Another exciting morning for Logan and his Olympic Torch relay. Logan and his mum Kerry were live on the BBC Breakfast sofa (see the video below), his story featured in the Sunday Express and the Just Giving page has sailed past the £15,000 mark!
We're currently waiting for Logan's Torch to be relisted on eBay. We'll let you know when it is. If you'd like to support Logan and his torch relay you can click here to make a donation. Thank you again for your generous bids, donations and support.
Update – 07 July 2012
An amazing day as Logan's Olympic Torch relay features on BBC Breakfast (watch the video below) and bidding takes off.
At one point bidding on eBay went up to £153,000 – yes that’s £153,000! Bidding remained at this level until shortly before the auction ended, when bids were retracted and the torch was eventually sold for £10,800.
The story didn’t end there, however, with eBay contacting buyers only to find they too wouldn’t honour their bids. In the end the Torch sold for £2,050. The family, as you can imagine, had an enormous roller-coaster of a day.
A link to the 'Let's hear it for deaf children' JustGiving page was added to Logan's Olympic Torch Facebook page and your response was amazing. As the day comes to an end £4,494 was raised and a huge amount of awareness had been achieved too. We'd like to say a massive thank you to Logan, his mum Kerry, all the bidders and everyone who has got behind and shared this amazing story. We are truly grateful for all your support and every penny that Logan's Torch raises to help us train more life-changing hearing dogs.
Join 2,365 others following Logan's Olympic Torch relay on Facebook and tune in to BBC Breakfast again tomorrow (Sunday 8 July) for the latest installment in this amazing story. Who knows? It may end up being presented to Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace if Logan gets his way!
If you'd like to make a donation to support Logan and his torch please click here >
Update – 05 July 2012
Here's a picture of Karen with Logan's Torch in Gillingham, Dorset.
Update – 04 July 2012
Momentum continues to build with Logan's Olympic Torch relay.
On this leg of it's journey Logan's Torch has made the papers, been to a Zumba class, taken centre stage at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre and crossed pathes with the Official Olympic Torch.
The Torch was purchased for £56 by Karen from Gillingham in Dorset and is back on eBay once more.
Clare out in front of the Official Olympic Torch Relay
So far the torch has raised £21, £67, £56 on eBay with all proceeds going to the Lets hear it for deaf children campaign.
Update – 26 Jun 2012
Logan's Olympic Torch has sold again for £67 and is on it's way to Shifnal, Shropshire. It has also been kindly relisted by the winning bidder Clare (eBayer pom460).
Logan says goodbye to his 'Olympic Torch'
Clare welcomes Logan's 'Olympic Torch' to Shifnal
You can now follow Logan's Olympic Torch on Facebook. If you'd like to support Logan while you wait for his Torch to be relisted on eBay you can make a donation to our 'Let's hear it for deaf children' campaign by clicking on the link below.
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