Bromley to stage charity game to raise funds for Mike Cole

Wednesday 02nd June 2021

Nearly thirty thousand pounds has been raised for an amateur footballer who is suffering from cancer.

Mike Cole, 36, fought melanoma skin cancer a few years’ ago in which he was able to have surgery to remove it.

However, recently he has been given the devastating news that his cancer has returned and spread aggressively throughout his body and he will now require intensive radiotherapy and chemotherapy in hospital.

Cole is a self-employed carpet fitter and close friend Kevin Lott has set up an online fundraising page to help him pay his bills and potential medical costs for treatment to alleviate the pressure of not being able to earn any income during this difficult time.

“A lot of us know Mike (aka Coley) from playing football with him over the years,” said Lott.

“He played for Crockenhill, Corinthian, Coney Hall, Eden Park Rangers, Beckenham Town and most recently Farnborough Old Boys Guild.

“Mike and his family are lifelong Millwall Football Club fans that have travelled up and down the country supporting Millwall all of their lives, through the good times and the bad.  We would like to thank Millwall Football Club and Millwall fans for their support.  We are one big family.

“Everyone that knows Mike knows him to be a very strong- minded character who is always there for his family, friends and team-mates. 

“It’s our time to support him right now and any donate would be hugely appreciated.”

Bromley's Hayes Lane is staging a Mike Cole Fundraiser between Coley’s XI and a Coney Hall XI on Sunday 4 July 2021, kicking off at 16:00.  Tickets are priced at £1.

To make a donation, click here.