The true essence of community spirit has been evident this week as the people of Glenrothes rallied round to support the family of Logan Carrie.
The nine-year-old was tragically killed on Tuesday, February 10 when he was struck by a vehicle on the A92 while walking home from a friend’s house.
Donations have poured into an internet charity page set up by a family friend in the wake of the accident to help the grieving family cope with their loss and to help meet the costs of a funeral for their son.
Cadham resident Maryann Couper told the Gazette she wanted to help ease the pain for the family at this sad time.
“It’s such a heartbreaking tragedy and people right across Glenrothes want to help take the burden off the family as they come to terms with what has happened,” said Maryann.
“He was a lovely wee boy and we just want to give the family the chance to have a funeral without all the worry of meeting the cost.”
And Maryann said she’d also had people coming to her home to hand in donations.
“I can’t thank people enough for donating and the family have already been overwhelmed by the depth of feeling shown by people in this town,” she said.
Maryann said she hoped to raise £700, but already more than £2000 has been donated by members of the public wanting to show their support.
Collections have also been organised by several shops in the area.
At Pitcoudie Primary School where Logan was a pupil, children and parents laid flowers, cards and mementos as a mark of respect.
With the page open until Saturday, March 14, anyone wanting to make a donation, all of which will be passed on to the family, can do so online by going to www.justgiving.com/yimby/Logan where they can make a pledge.
“A cheeky boy and a sensitive soul who loved playing tricks on people”
In a statement released through Police Scotland, Logan’s mother Sionaid Brown paid tribute to her son.
“The whole family is devastated by the loss of Logan,” she said.
“He was so cheeky. He loved playing tricks on people but was a very sensitive soul.
“He didn’t like seeing people hurt or sad.
“Logan was so close to his brother Zachary as well. The bond between them was incredible. They’ve never been apart.
“He will also be greatly missed by his grandfather and other siblings.”
There have been renewed calls for improvements to the notorious stretch of the A92. The Glenrothes Area Futures Group has already made the case for a new A92 its priority in 2015.