High kicking fundrasier for Montrose man Davie Wyllie’s son

Junior members kicking high to raise 'money for William Wyllie.

Junior members kicking high to raise 'money for William Wyllie.

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A fund for educating a little Thai boy received a boost last Friday when the David McNairn Black Belt Academy held a charity kickathon.

William David Wyllie is the two-year-old son of Montrose man David Wyllie, who died in a car accident in Thailand in February.

William’s grandmother, Trish Winton, set up a fund to pay for his education at an English speaking school in Thailand so that he will be able to speak to his Scottish family and his grandmother.

So far, £4000 has been raised to begin his education which is vital since Kai, William’s mother, now has no income.

The kickathon, where 6000 kicks were completed in six hours finishing at midnight by the junior and senior members of the Academy, was to help Trish with her fundraising.

David McNairn, senior Taekwon Do instructor who runs the Black Belt Academy, said: “We have links with the family. We knew David and his family very well. We wanted to do something to help little William.”

The event had members as young as three participating and families who supported the kickers on the night.

Trish, who attended the event, said: “I was blown away by seeing all the effort everyone went to. It was very emotional seeing the tiny juniors trying so hard. It renews your faith in human nature.”