‘Andy’s Army’ takes on Commando Challenge to remember Sidford entrepreneur

Friends and family of Andy Cole

Friends and family of Andy Cole - Credit: Archant

Four fundraisers took on a commando challenge for a cause close to their hearts and to remember a late friend .

Andy's Army

Andy's Army - Credit: Archant

Stephen Mitchell, Andrew ‘Welly’ Welch, Ian Perry and Stuart Cload clubbed together as Andy’s Army to raise more than £600 for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT).

All wore T-shirts bearing Andy Cole’s photo and were watched by his family.

Stephen’s wife Tanya said: “All four were good friends of Andy and miss him greatly.

“They chose DAA as a charity close to our hearts – it saved my dad 11 years ago – and mindful that we all have sporty children, and you never know when the need may arise.”

Family and friends of Andy Cole raised money for Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Family and friends of Andy Cole raised money for Devon Air Ambulance Trust - Credit: Archant


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Andy’s wife Lynda said: “Eight months on from Andy passing away so suddenly, it is great to see his friends honouring his memory in this way and raising money for such a worthwhile cause.

“The children and I have been moved by their effort.”

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To boost the fundraiser, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tanya-mitchell5

'Andy's Army' with Andy Cole's family

'Andy's Army' with Andy Cole's family - Credit: Archant

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