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Mitchell’s match raises over £20,000

Mitchell’s match raises over £20,000

A football match held in memory of Mitchell Cole has raised £20,646 for the CMA.

The game, attended by more than 2,300 fans, was organised by Stevenage FC and held at their Lamex Stadium.

Premier League stars including West Ham players Joe Cole, Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll (on loan from Liverpool) joined Boro old boys such as Barry Hayles, Lawrie Wilson and Peter Vincenti for the  benefit.   

Among the crowd were Mitchell’s family who asked for all the proceeds to go to the CMA.  

A spokesman  for Stevenage FC said : “The might was all about Mitchell Cole and served as an emotional & fitting tribute to a player adored by the Boro faithful.” 

CMA chief executive Robert Hall said: “The evening was a wonderful tribute to Mitchell and the fantastic amount raised in his name will enable us to help many more families affected by cardiomyopathy.  We are so grateful to Mitchell’s family, everyone at Stevenage Football Club, the players on the night, and all the fans.” 

A further £1,000 is being donated directly to CMA by the club's supporters association and shirt sponsors STS Tyres.  Sports programme company Roy and Joy Calmels also donated £100.

The club has also provided the CMA with signed football shirts and other items donated by clubs including West Ham United, Chelsea and Manchester United.

These will be shortly auctioned on ebay.

Mitchell died in December aged 27 from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.  After retiring from football in 2011 be helped the charity raise awareness of cardiomyopathy.


by CMA Manager on 10-Jun-13 10:47

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