The Bo’ness community helped raise nearly £2,000 at a sparkling event in aid of six-year-old Logan Fox - taking the total money raised so far to around £9,000!
Lianne Dale, along with her colleagues at Linlithgow’s Chakir Hairdressing, organised Logie’s Crystal Ball to raise cash for her son who has cerebral palsy.
More than 100 people turned up to watch young and old grace the runway in stylish - and wacky - hair created by the staff at Chakir.
The glittering fashion fundraiser, on Saturday, September 29 at Richmond Park Hotel, included an auction, raffle, disco, live entertainment from local performers and a delicious buffet.
Lianne told s1bo’ness: “There were about 120 people all from Bo’ness and Linlithgow and everybody had a great time. The whole night was a blast.
"A lot of our clients from the hairdressers were there. They see Logan quite a bit and have got to know him so it was nice that they were there.
“I think we’ve made about £1,800, which I’m really chuffed to bits about. I’m relieved that it’s all over because it was really, really hard work! But it was well worth it.”
As s1bo'ness has reported earlier in the year, little Logan has diplegic cerebral palsy and is unable to walk unsupported. Lianne is trying to raise as much money as she can to adapt her home in Liddle Drive to cater to his needs.
The money raised at the Crystal Ball will go towards a ground-floor extension for Logan, who has difficulty climbing up and down stairs.
Lianne said: “The fundraising is going really well. When Logan gets older he’ll want to do as much for himself as he can.
"I’m sure if I can get an extension downstairs it would make things so much easier for him.
“Obviously I’ll need to get planning permission, quotes - I’ve still got a long, long way to go.
"But to get in a downstairs extension for Logan with a bedroom and a wet room is my big ambition in life.”
Lianne has been humbled by the incredible generosity of the people of Linlithgow and Bo’ness.
She said: “They’ve been an absolutely brilliant help. I can’t thank them enough for helping to give Logan a chance at a more normal life.
“All the people at work have been phenomenal too, helping to organise Logie’s Crystal Ball and doing all the hair.
“Richmond Park did all the food at the Ball and they were amazing; they did so much.”
So far, the community have helped Logan’s family to raise enough money to purchase a stairlift and a specially-adapted car for the little boy. Fundraisers have included an entertainment night at Linlithgow Rose Club and a sponsored climb up Ben Nevis.
Lianne said: “We’ve raised about £9,000 all in all. What I’m trying to do is work my socks off to do as much as I can.
“Gregor G, who hosted the Crystal Ball, is one of my friends and he was thinking of doing something else again later. I’ll maybe look at doing something next year.
“Right now though I just want to put my feet up and relax and concentrate on Christmas. It’s been really hard work.”