Ben Cole will be climbing Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro at the end of September this year. The aim is for Ben to help raise funds for the Cardiomyopathy Association – a group his brother, Mitchell Cole, was very involved in. Mitchell suffered from a condition called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopothy (HCM), which is an enlargement of heart muscle. As a professional footballer, Mitchell was an ambassodor for the CMA and helped raise awareness about this little known condition.
“I trust that my friends and family will do everything they can to support me in everyway possible as this is for a great cause and it’s something that would be amazing for me to achieve for my big brother.” – Ben Cole
About Mitchell Cole
Mitchell James Cole (6 October 1985 – 1 December 2012) was an English footballer. Cole was forced to retire from professional football in 2011 as a result of a deteriorating heart condition, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, that meant it was dangerous for him to continue playing competitive football.
About Cardiomyopathy Association (CMA)
We are the charity for everybody affected by heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy). We help with free support and information. We campaign for greater awareness. We want everybody affected by cardiomyopathy to get the best treatment and care. Join our fight against heart muscle disease!
Why not show your support for Ben, his brother and the CMA by making a donation via Ben’s Just Giving page. You can find all the details here.