A FUNDRAISING event to help change a nine-year-old Irvine boy's life will take place this weekend.

The '5K Big Walk 'n' Talk' is to begin at 1pm on Sunday, April 2, leaving from the Big Idea bridge at Irvine harbour, all in an effort to help little Logan Lusk get a "life-changing" bionic arm.

Irvine Times: The walk will leave at 1pm from the Big Idea bridge at Irvine Harbour.The walk will leave at 1pm from the Big Idea bridge at Irvine Harbour. (Image: Street View)

The event was organised by Fit Ayrshire Dads (FADs) and Fit Ayrshire Masses (FAMs) alongside Logan's parents Gareth and Aileen - and hundreds of people have already committed to taking part in the event, including Logan and his family.

They are hoping everyone who can will make a donation of whatever they can afford and reach out to their friends and families too to give what they can.

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The fund-raising campaign itself is a wider project which aims to buy a 'Hero Arm' - a highly advanced and customisable bionic arm designed by Open Bionics, based in Bristol - for Logan.

The Irvine youngster was born with an upper limb difference, meaning he was born without a fully developed hand.

While he has not let this hold him back, Logan's parents say that the now nine-year-old is becoming more self-conscious about it.

So a GoFundMe page (available here) was set up for Logan by his parents Gareth and Aileen, with the aim of raising £15,000 so he can go to Bristol and get his Hero Arm.

After nearly two months of fund-raising, they are just over a third of the way towards their goal.

And everyone is hoping Sunday's event will help edge them even closer to the grand total.