SUPER GIRLS: Maddie and Grace Beattie are among those who will be Walking for William, to raise awareness of the toddler’s disappearance.
SUPER GIRLS: Maddie and Grace Beattie are among those who will be Walking for William, to raise awareness of the toddler’s disappearance. Alina Rylko

Walk for William: Toddler in Tweed hearts a year on

Residents marked one year since the disappearance of three-year-old William Tyrell from his home on the Mid-north Coast, with a walk from Casuarina to Kingscliff on Saturday.

In hopes of triggering witnesses to come forward to the police with information about the missing toddler, and to increase awareness about child safety, walkers will wear a Spiderman or super-hero outfit and face paint.

William was last seen wearing a two-piece Spiderman suit which police released more detailed photos of this week.

Walk4William Kingscliff co-ordinator Lisa Moyle said the event was also held in 200 other locations around Australia.

"He's a three-year-old little boy who was taken and just vanished, and personally, as a mother, or an aunty or a niece or a sister, I can't fathom how that has happened and how you could go on," she said.

"The hardest part is not knowing what has happened to him."

Pottsville childcare workers Grace and Maddie Beattie said a year on from his disappearance they still got upset over William.

"It's not just about raising awareness of William's disappearance, but the concept of 'stranger danger' among kids in our local community," Ms Beattie said.



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