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Mental health walk in memory of East Kilbride footballer nets hundreds for charity

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Family and friends of East Kilbride footballer Kyle Livingston plan to continue the conversation around mental health after a successful fundraising walk to mark the fifth anniversary of his death.Locals joined Kyle's mum Carole Welsh and sisters Rachel Livingston Welsh and Kayla Welsh in a 'Walk 'n' Talk' mental health awareness event last Saturday and raised a whopping £1870 for charity.Funds from the 12-mile walk around East Kilbride to commemorate both Kyle's 29th birthday and anniversary will be split between men's mental health charity Keep the Heid and UP-2-US children and youth charity.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android Kyle died tragically on August 12, 2018 after losing a battle with his own mental health.

He was just 23.His family hope by making this an annual event, they will help improve people's mental health by encouraging them to get out and talk about their own struggles, while honouring Kyle's memory.Kyle's mum Carole told Lanarkshire Live: "Walk 'n' Talk 2023 was about Kyle and keeping his memory alive.

This is his five year anniversary, which does not get any easier, you just learn to live with it a little bit better. "Kyle passed in 2018, then COVID hit.

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