Logan on the ball with donation

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RUGBY star Kenny Logan has lent his support to tonight’s Olympian Ball in the Sheraton Grand in aid of the Edinburgh Maggie’s Centre.

Logan is one of several celebrities who have donated memorabilia to be auctioned for the charity, which provides cancer support, information and stress management.

Newsreader Jon Snow has donated one of his famous ties while author JK Rowling has provided Hermione Granger’s "time turner" from the Harry Potter film, the Prisoner of Azkaban.

The Scotsman Publications is auctioning a helicopter ride and three-course lunch and Goodwins Antiques has donated diamond earrings worth 1000 to be presented to the lucky winner of the "torch challenge," which will kick off the evening’s entertainment.

This annual event is now in its eighth year, and the ball’s theme of the Athens Olympics will be carried right down to the Grecian-inspired menu, designed by celebrity chef Sue Lawrence.

Maggie’s Olympian Ball aims to raise more than 55,000 for the Edinburgh Maggie’s Centre, which receives nearly 16,000 visits a year from people affected by cancer.