Family grateful for support at event to remember son

Kash Longmuir’s family was overwhelmed with the turnout at a day to remember their son and brother.
Kash Longmuir’s family was overwhelmed with the turnout at a day to remember their son and brother. Mike Richards

UP to 70 cars and bikes joined a cruise from Gladstone Yacht Club to Bray Park, Boyne Island on Sunday in memory of Kash Longmuir.

Kash is the the 15-month-old toddler who lost his battle with cancer last month.

The Cash for Kash memorial day had live music, stalls, raffles and auctions to raise money for Childhood Cancer Support, and the Longmuir family.

The day was not just a fundraiser.

It was also a chance for the community to say goodbye to a little boy who touched so many hearts in his short time on earth.

His mother Carmen Longmuir said the amount of support shown by the community was amazing.

She didn't expect to see so many people at the event yesterday.

"It was beautiful to see all these people come down and support the family," she said.

"To have the community there to support us, it helps you stay strong and get through it.

"There's a lot of beautiful hearts out there."

Mrs Longmuir said while Kash was in hospital, he loved to play with balloons and bubbles, so she wanted everyone to release a balloon as a way of saying goodbye.

"I am very proud to have had him as a son," she said. "He has brought everyone together."

"Not only the community, but the family. We haven't had a family gathering in years - and we've had all of them back together again."

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