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Our Patron: Andy Townsend

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to The George Coller Memorial Fund Website. When I met Kim, her devoted team, family and friends in the summer of 2001, I was totally overwhelmed by their drive, dedication and enthusiasm. I have not forgotten the warmth, kindness, determination and pride that everyone felt that day.

It was an honour and a privilege when I was asked to be patron of the fantastic charity, which has risen from the sad and tragic loss of one beautiful three-year-old boy, George Michael Steven Coller, who lost his fight against the harsh symptoms of Asthma.

Being a parent myself I cannot imagine the devastation of losing a child, the void would be immense and unbearable.

Supporting the George Coller Memorial Fund can ensure that fewer parents experience that loss and that children from Britain and indeed around the world can be helped and saved from the traumas of the relentless conditions of Asthma.

Together we can continue to help eradicate the fears of Asthma and give young people with the illness a future that is bright – something that every young person deserves.

Fondest wishes

Andy Townsend

Andy Townsend Appears on Celebrity Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Andy Townsend joined Steve Ryder on Who Wants to be a Millionaire, the pair came away with £50,000, meaning that the George Coller Memorial Fund won a total of £25,000!

Everyone at the Charity is delighted with Andy's efforts on behalf of the George Coller Memorial Fund and would like to thank him for his outstanding contribution.

The money will make a vital comntribution towards keeping our George Coller Asthma Nurse at the Birmingham Childrens Hospital

About Andy

Andy Townsend is a former professional footballer, who played in two World Cups for the Republic of Ireland and is now a television and radio pundit.

He is considered a Republic of Ireland and Aston Villa legend, having noteably captained his country in a World Cup Finals, and lead the team, managed by Jack Charlton, to a historic victory over the eventual finalists Italy in the group stage.

During his career he played for Welling United, Southampton, Norwich and Chelsea. He then made his move to Aston Villa, where he enjoyed four very successful years before his transfer to Middlesbrough. His final club was West Bromwich Albion, where he retired in 2000.

Following his retirement as a player he became a highly regarded football pundit, most notably with ITV, where he can currently be seen as part of their live football coverage.

He and Mike Parry host Talksport's Weekend Sports Breakfast programme on Sunday, and they now host the mid morning discussion on talkSPORT from 10am to 1pm from Monday to Friday.

He also hosts ITV1's regional programme Soccer Night, alongside Peter Beagrie. He has also presented BBC Radio 5 Live and written columns for the Daily Mail.


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