Five figure sum raised for Cardiomyopathy Association
Stevenage FC is delighted to reveal that the Mitchell Cole Benefit Match on 7th May 2013 raised £20,646 for the Cole family’s chosen charity, The Cardiomyopathy Association (CMA).
Over two thousand fans packed into the Lamex to watch a Stevenage XI, managed by Graham Westley take on a Mitchell Cole XI led by Mark Stimson. The night was a truly unforgettable experience for those in attendance as fans witnessed the returns of Boro old boys such as Barry Hayles, Lawrie Wilson and Peter Vincenti, whilst Premier League stars like Micthell’s brother in law Joe Cole, Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll graced the turf at the Lamex.
The night, however, 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 has been donated directly to CMA on behalf of our Supporters Association and our shirt sponsors STS Tyres.
The CMA are also auctioning a variety of signed shirts on their e-bay site, both from the night and also items donated by West Ham United, Chelsea and Manchester United. Visit http://myworld.ebay.com/cardiomyopathy_association for more information.