Young Evertonian Logan has raised more than £500 for the ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is Campaign’ and was rewarded with a special day out at USM Finch Farm recently.
After attending the Under-23s' game against Southampton in March, a fixture dedicated to raising money and awareness of Everton In The Community's fundraising campaign, Logan decided he wanted to play his part and started baking cakes to try to raise as much money for the cause as possible.
To thank the young Blue, the Club invited him to sell a few more of his cakes at its state-of-the-art training ground and throughout the day he got the chance to meet a number of different staff members at the facility.
Logan was introduced to USM Finch Farm’s groundsmen, people from the Academy, the kitchen staff, taken to the first-team kit room and he also got to meet a few recognisable faces including Duncan Ferguson, Kevin Sheedy, Denise Barrett-Baxendale, the full Under-23 squad and Blues’ striker Romelu Lukaku.
The best part of Logan’s day, though, was the chance to meet his hero, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who surprised the youngster whilst he was speaking to evertontv.
His mum, Diane, joined him on the day and said: “It’s been such a lovely thing for Everton to do for him and he’s had the best day ever. He’s met so many different people, even Romelu Lukaku, which he loved, but not as much as meeting Dominic Calvert-Lewin. That will stay with him forever.
“As soon as Logan heard about the charity, because he loves everything to do with Everton, he wanted to help and decided he wanted to bake some cakes and asked if I’d help him sell them so he could try and raise some money for the campaign.
“I think he’s now really proud of himself, he’s worked really hard, and this is just amazing what Everton has done for him.”
Towards the end of the day the Under-23 coach, David Unsworth, paid a visit to Logan and his family to thank him for all of his hard work and personally invite him to be a mascot at their final game of the season against Liverpool on Monday night, when they will officially be crowned champions of the Premier League 2 title.
Entry to the game is free for all fans to attend and tickets can be collected from Park End Box Office, Everton One or Everton Two up until kick-off on the night which is at 7pm.
There will be donation buckets around the stadium ahead of kick-off with all money donated going straight to the ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’ campaign.