ABOUT $20,000 was raised on Saturday in a few hours.
More than 500 people turned up at the Reef Gateway Hotel in support of young Logan Wells – a 6-year-old Whitsunday boy who has a rare form of cancer and is in Brisbane having treatment.
There was a fashion parade, art exhibition, live music, a visit by the fire brigade, tattoos for the kids, a huge auction and hundreds of raffle prizes.
The auction alone raised more than $8500 with Greg McKinnon paying $3000 for a barramundi trip to Peter Faust Dam and the Reef Gateway Hotel paying $2000 for a signed Cowboys guernsey.
Organiser Maz McDougall said she was “absolutely gobsmacked” by the response.
She said the money would go a long way towards helping Logan's family as the treatment was expected to be long term – and he would have to spend many months in Brisbane.
All prizes for Saturday's fundraiser were donated by local businesses. Anyone still wishing to donate can call Maz on 0418 555 263.
The Airlie Beach/ Whitsunday RSL sub-branch raised a further $3200 for Logan's family.
Logan's grandfather Ian Wells was a returned serviceman.
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