SPORTING celebrities are turning out to support a Prestonpans youngster who has been diagnosed with a rare brain tumour.

Five-times world darts champion Eric Bristow is appearing at an exhibition tournament to raise funds to help Alex Logan get the best treatment he can.

And on Sunday football legends including former Scotland international Garry O'Connor will hold a charity soccer sixes tournament at Meadowmill Sports Centre in aid of the youngster.

Family and friends of Alex, who is just five, launched the Action for Alex campaign to raise funds so that he can take part in a clinical trial and seek treatment outwith the NHS, if needed, after he was diagnosed with rare brain tumour Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).

Despite the condition only affecting between 20 to 30 children in the UK every year, Alex is the second child in East Lothian to be diagnosed in the last year.

Seven-year-old Luke Stewart, from Tranent, also has the condition and is currently receiving ground-breaking treatment in Mexico after a massive fundraising effort.

And the community has rallied around Alex, who attends Prestonpans Infant School.

The Legends Soccer Sixes Tournament at Meadowmill on Sunday will see O'Connor line up alongside fellow former internation and ex-Rangers and Hearts player Derek Ferguson and ex-Hibs player Dougie Bell, who appeared for Scotland's Under 21s.

They will be joined by former Rangers player John MacDonald, who also appeared for the under 21s and ex-Celtic star Rudi Vata.

Gates open at 1pm and all games kick off at 2pm. Admission is £10 for adults and £5 for concession and kids.

Details are on the Action for Alex Facebook page.

Meanwhile the' Crafty Cockney' Eric Bristow will be joined at the darts exhibition match on Sunday, December 10, by Chris Mason, Devon Peterson and Jamie Harvey.

Prestonpans boxing champion Josh Taylor will also be making a special appearance at the event which is being held in Royal Musselburgh Golf Club.

Tickets for the tournament cost £30 each or £300 for a table of 10.

Preston Athletic Youth Football Club are selling orange Action for Alex bands to help raise funds for the youngster.

The bands, which cost £2, each come in adult and child sizes and are available from the club pavilion.

To donate to the fundraising campaign for Alex, visit just