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Family of tragic Celtic fan encourage locals to walk and talk to raise awareness of mental health

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Family and friends of Kyle Livingston will come together this weekend for a mental health awareness walk in his memory. The 23-year-old Celtic fan and amateur footballer took his own life on August 12, 2018, following a battle with his own mental health.

Now his mum Carole Welsh and sisters Rachel Livingston Welsh and Kayla Welsh are encouraging locals to join them in a 'Walk 'N' Talk' mental health awareness event in his name.The 12-mile walk around East Kilbride to commemorate Kyle's birthday and anniversary will take place this Saturday, September 12, at 10am leaving from the Gardenhall Inn.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 All proceeds raised from the event will be donated to Keep the Heid men's mental health charity and UP-2-US children and youth charity.

Rachel told Lanarkshire Live: "Kyle struggled with his mental health and subsequently is what took him away from us. He was a huge part in our lives and the world went a bit darker when he passed. "We believe, especially now, mental health needs to be talked about.

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