Mason Kidd receives first Killie Community Hero prize

Mason Kidd receives first Killie Community Hero prize

in #KillieStories February 23, 2018

Kilmarnock Football Club is delighted to present Mason Kidd with our first-ever Community Hero prize ahead of our game v Hibernian.

The 12-year-old from Cumnock, who has autism and Tourette's, has spent the last year carrying out random acts of kindness in his area.

Inspired by his brother Ross, who died aged two from cancer, Mason honoured his sibling's memory by performing 18 acts of kindness to mark what would have been Ross' 18th birthday.

Acts include buying gifts for babies in Ayrshire's special care unit, delivering pizzas to firefighters as well as sweets to nurses.

Mason's achievements saw him nominated for the Robert Burns Humanitarian Award as well as recognition from East Ayrshire Council.


Kilmarnock FC chief executive Kirsten Callaghan presented Mason with his Community Hero trophy, sponsored by Stewart Trophies, before kick off and he will place the match ball on our plinth for the match referee.

We’re looking for nominations of unsung, selfless helpers in Ayrshire in order to recognise and reward them with an unforgettable matchday experience.

No matter if it is work for a charity, local community group, emergency services or public service work, we want to hear about it.

If you wish to make a nomination then simply email

If your company would like to sponsor the award then please contact