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If you’ve been moved by Andy’s goals or his transplant story, whether you’re part of the ‘football family’ or know how this condition or a transplant can change lives, now’s the time to join Andy's Fund…help finish kidney disease for good.

Show your support by making a regular donation with the Andy Cole Fund season ticket. Your gift will mean we can commit to ongoing projects making a difference to those living with the physical and psychological effects of kidney disease.

Sign up for an Andy Cole Fund Season Ticket and receive an exclusive welcome pack including;

Andy Cole Fund pin badge.
Limited edition signed Andy Cole postcard.

£17 a month

A donation to match the 17 shirt worn by Andy on his move to Manchester United in 1995 – the year he scored five in one game against Ipswich – would hit the target of changing kidney patients’ lives.

£9 a month

Newcastle fans worship their Number 9s from Cole to Keegan and Shearer. Help our research and nursing teams bring a ‘back of the net’ moment for patients, like Andy did 68 times in 84 games for the Toon.

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Donate today and help us change the game for all of those living with the physical and psychological effects of kidney disease. Research cannot wait for this pandemic to pass.


could help more patients like Maddy who has no option of a transplant, she needs our research for her future.


could allow us to research into mental health and wellbeing to give more patients like Andy the support they need whilst trying to come to terms with this life changing disease.


could fund more researchers like Mike Nicholson who has pioneered a new procedure making more kidneys available for transplant.

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Andy Cole playing golf

Join us for a golf day

Join football legend Andy Cole this June at his inaugural charity golf day and help us raise vital funds to advance research into kidney disease and help patients with their mental health and wellbeing.

Hosted at the prestigious golf club, The Shire London, enjoy a spectacular day of golf followed by a 3-course dinner and entertainment.

Get the ball rolling

By donating to the Andy Cole Fund you will be supporting vital research to improve the lives of kidney patients.

You could be a real champion, just like Andy, by organising your own fundraiser. Fantasy football or 5a side, there are plenty of ways you could raise money:

  • Host a sponsored FIFA tournament
  • Arrange a charity sports quiz night
  • Organise a ‘football legends’ dress-down day at work or school

The idea doesn’t have to be football related either. You could:

  • Raise money with a head (or beard) shave
  • Go for a sponsored 5km run
  • Plan a workplace bake sale

No idea is a bad idea and we’re here to support you however you choose to get involved. If you need help, or for information on how to get started, contact our fundraising team for a chat.

Andy Cole at desk

Hear from Andy

Andy Cole has shared his personal experience with kidney disease in a BBC Radio 4 appeal to raise vital funds for the Andy Cole Fund.

Listen now to Andy make our BBC Radio 4 appeal.

How other people are getting involved

My toughest battle

Andy Cole tells his story, from iconic footballer to kidney transplant patient

Our research projects

Read about our past and current research projects and how they’re helping patients

Step up to the challenge

How you can get involved by hosting a charity football match or regular donations.

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