Match raises £850 in mem­ory of Kyle

East Kilbride News - - NEWS - An­drea Lam­brou

Fam­ily and friends of pop­u­lar am­a­teur foot­baller Kyle Liv­ingston pulled on their boots and played a char­ity match in his mem­ory.

The Kyle Liv­ing­stone Se­lect and Green­hills Dy­namo 2008 paid tribute to the tragic 23-year-old for­mer EK Am­a­teurs, EK Ac­cies and White­hills Am­a­teurs player at K-Park on Novem­ber 18.

The event was or­gan­ised by Kyle’s grandad Tommy Liv­ingston, who ran the suc­cess­ful Green­hills Dy­namo team.

A whop­ping £850 raised was do­nated to the Elec­tri­cal In­dus­tries Char­ity (EIC) who sup­ported the Ste­wart­field elec­tri­cian’s fam­ily fol­low­ing his sud­den death on Au­gust 12.

Kyle’s dad Joe Welsh told the News: “The two teams play­ing on the day were the Kyle Liv­ingston Se­lect ver­sus Green­hills Dy­namo 2008 who all kindly pulled the boots on again af­ter many years.

“Kyle’s grampa Tommy Liv­ingston was the ar­chi­tect of the whole day, ar­rang­ing ev­ery­thing that we needed.

“A spe­cial men­tion to K-Park for kindly do­nat­ing the pitch to us for the game and East Kil­bride Rugby Club, who kindly let us use their fa­cil­i­ties for a get-to­gether af­ter­wards where all the play­ers, friends and fam­ily could meet up and talk about the highs and Team lows of the match. An­other big thank you to the girls from Rol­land Fillings in the Mur­ray Square who kindly sup­plied the large buf­fet. They did an ex­cel­lent job.”

The game fin­ished 6-2 to the Kyle Liv­ingston Se­lect with Kyle’s 16-year-old sis­ter Kayla com­ing on in the sec­ond half to score a hat-trick to the de­light of her fam­ily and friends in the crowd.

Joe, 43, added: “We can’t thank ev­ery­one enough. Hope­fully they know how grate­ful we are and we look for­ward to do­ing it all again next year.”

Kyle Liv­ingston Se­lect with Kyle’s grandad Tommy, cen­tre, and sis­ter Kayla third from left. Right: Foot­baller Kyle

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