in #KillieStories April 20, 2018
Willie Campbell has been involved with the 1st Stewarton Boys’ Brigade for well over 40 years. He started out at the company when he was seven and became Captain in 1995 – providing a staggering 44 years service.
During the nomination process we were told “by bringing them off the street he’s given all these boys over the years a real purpose and a goal to life. Really he’s just a legend a community hero”.Willie is no stranger to awards having been the first ever boy in Stewarton to get his Queens Award and has helped many more others gain theirs since. Not too long ago Willie picked up the West FM Unsung Hero Award for services to the community and we are delighted to add another trophy to his mantelpiece.
This is a man who gives up a minimum of three nights per week, but it often ends up being seven. He has worked tirelessly over the years to make sure the boys want for nothing and organises hundreds of activities and adventure trips for the company each year.
He goes to his work at 4.30am just so he can get away early to be back in time for the BBs and regularly buys more holidays from his employer to make sure he attends the vast majority of events with the Boys' Brigade.
Football is a big part of Willie's life, organising for the company to visit Hampden for Scotland matches and he joins us on a regular basis at Rugby Park. They can often be seen sitting in the Frank Beattie Stand on many a match day, in fact they are all here today shouting for Steve Clarke’s Blue n’ White Army.Congratulations Willie – You are a true Community Hero.