THE parents of a tragic Cumnock wrestler have donated thousands of pounds to a mental health group in Auchinleck.

Adrian ‘Lionheart’ McCallum was found dead at his Ayr home earlier this year, after taking his own life.

Friends and family were stunned to find out the star was struggling and say they don’t want others to suffer like him.

Now the heartbroken parents of the iconic wrestler have made the huge £2,000 donation to Release in Ayrshire.

A statement on the group’s Facebook page revealed the cash had been collected at the fighters funeral.

A spokesperson said: “We would like to extend our gratitude to the friends and family of Adrian ‘Lionheart’ McCallum who sadly took his own life in June.

“Adrian himself was a supporter of reducing the stigma around mental health and also took part in various ways to help intervene.

Cumnock Chronicle:

“We received a donation of £2,000 from Adrian’s mum and dad– this being raised from the collection at his funeral service and also some of which was raised by his wrestling family and fans at an event organised by Ross Watson at Premier British Wrestling.

“We cannot thank you enough for this donation, especially at such a difficult time. We promise that it will be put to good use to help erase the stigma around men’s mental health and to help as many people as we can in Adrian’s honour.”

If you are affected by any of the issues raised in this article, there are places and people to turn to. If you are feeling low or need someone to talk to or advice on your issues, please call the Samaritans (free) on 116123.

Other organisations can also help if you are having problems with your mental health. The following organisations also provide support: CALM, visit www.thecalmzone. net, or call 0800 585 858.