Welcome to The Kris Boyd Charity
The Kris Boyd Charity is now one year old and it’s been a fantastic opening 12 months for everyone involved. Kris, his family, Trustees and the rest of the team have been overwhelmed with the support and generosity from all over the UK, particularly in Ayrshire and West of Scotland.
Scottish football has given its full endorsement to what Kris is trying to achieve and everyone at Kilmarnock FC has backed the Charity with their time, effort and donations.
The foundations have been put down and we now look to make 2019 and even bigger and better year for the Charity as we plan to expand and offer more services, whether its helping to raise Mental Health awareness and also with financial help to various charities, businesses and support groups.
We are proud of the efforts so far and thanks to public generosity we have raised in excess of £110,000 from Events and Donations. Through Donald MacNaughton’s excellent knowledge and work, we have put on 10 ‘Calm Your Mind’ wellness workshops around the country for adults. The feedback from the sessions has been first class.
Kris and Andy McLaren have visited 14 schools in Ayrshire and Glasgow to deliver Mental Health talks to teenage pupils. We have also been involved with Corporate Businesses in their Mental Health Programmes for employees.
The donations have allowed us to give financial contributions to The Little Art School in Ayrshire to help the development of children and also The Samaritans.
Once again, a massive thanks to all individuals and businesses who’ve made donations to our Charity and sponsored our events, in particular, Kilmarnock FC, QTS, Billy Bowie Tankers, AS Scaffolding, Brownings The Bakers, William Hill, William Tracey Group, AM Sports (Fife), Ken Binnie Financial, Checcini’s Restaurants, Trump Turnberry, Tennent’s, Mr Singh’s, Kilmarnock Tyres, Joe Walker Flooring and Carrington Mortgages UK.
We need people, children, teenagers and adults, to be brave and speak up. We have to make them believe someone will listen to them and help. We need to build more trust. We need to encourage them strive to be the best person they can possibly be. Help them to overcome the hurdles that life will inevitably throw up at them and make sure they are successful in their chosen field.