Teams turn out in memory of their pal ‘Logi Bear’
A GROUP of former Edge Hill students organised a charity rugby match in memory of their friend, Dan Logan.
Dan died 15 years ago, aged 22, from a rare form of testicular cancer while studying at Edge Hill.
His mum, Anne Logan Huxtable, came up with the idea of the game in his memory and bring together all his friends from Edge Hill and Vickers Rugby Union – now Hawcoat Park – in Barrow.
She sold raffle tickets on the day to raise money for the teenage and young adult unit at Christie’s Hospital in Manchester, where Dan was treated.
“It’s hard to believe it’s been 15 years since my lovely Dan died,” she said.
“I’m humbled that his mates from Barrow and Edge Hill wanted to mark this anniversary. It was an emotional day.”
Phil Bygrave, who graduated from Edge Hill in 2002 with a sports science degree, and Adam Williamson, another former student, worked hard to make the match a success.
Phil said: “The Edge Hill team was made up of 22 graduates from 2002 to 2004 who learned, played, lived and laughed alongside Dan (aka Logi Bear) who got together to form the ‘Logi Bear’s Who’s Still Got Hair Tour 2018’.”
He added: “Dan was a huge influence to all our lives with his quick wit, loyal friendship and general outlook on life.”