Teams turn out in mem­ory of their pal ‘Logi Bear’

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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.”

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