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Mother Throws Celebration for Lonely Kids

May 18,2020

• Louise Larkin first heard about Logan Camilleri’s birthday party on the radio
• His mother had called FOX FM in Melbourne to say no one had turned up
• Mrs Larkin, 34, was inspired by Logan’s story and put together a public party
• She is planning the third celebration at the end of March for 1,000 children

Louise Larkin was driving to work in Melbourne when she heard a little boy’s mother on the radio talking about how no one had showed up to his sixth birthday party.

The 34-year-old was so heartbroken by Logan Camilleri’s story that she decided to throw a celebration for all lonely and isolated children in her community to encourage social inclusion.

Three years later and Mrs Larkin is preparing to host the third ‘Friend In Me’ party at Seaworks Maritime Precinct, Williamstown, with interpreters and ‘sensory rooms’ available for deaf and autistic children.

Her message is simple – no child should be left behind.