Thank you to everyone who has kindly raised thousands of pounds for this fund.

With your help we can continue to improve the lives of children!



#FF0000 Raised £400,000 towards the £500,000 target..


Please bear with us at this time whilst the site is having to be rebuilt


About Finlay Cooper Fund 


The Finlay Cooper Fund was formed in August 2006, by myself and my wife Julie.
We lost our son Finlay in January 2002, in a tragic choking accident and we wanted to do something positive in his name to try and help children’s causes.

So when I retired from playing football in 2006, we started to raise money in earnest with the help of a lot of generous people. Donations have been given to a large number of children’s causes including hospices, a diabetes trust and also a Cancer Ward.

With the help of people like yourselves, we hope to help children’s causes for many years to come, in Finlay’s name!

Many Thanks

Colin Cooper 
Former Middlesbrough, Millwall, Nottm Forest and England Defender



zoesBearButterwick+HospiceZoe’s Place, Butterwick House Children’s Hospice, the children’s diabetes unit at James Cook University Hospital and Martin House at Boston Spa near Wetherby are just some organisations that have benifited from the fund so far.

If you are raising money for the fund and would like to send the details or photographs you can email them to: info@finlaycooperfund.co.uk



Fundraising events that have been held.

The charity first kicked off with the benefit match against Chievo in August 2006.

Two football games organised by fanzine Fly Me to the Moon, including one between supporters of two of Colin’s former clubs, Boro and Millwall.



COOPER’S THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE RAISES OVER £15,000 More than 120 Middlesbrough and Hartlepool fans raised an estimated £15,000 for local children’s causes when taking on the Three Peaks Challenge for the Finlay Cooper Fund. Boro legend and Hartlepool United manager Colin Cooper led a team of walkers on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. Cooper’s team …


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If you would like any more information about the Fund or would like to let us know what you are doing,

please feel free to contact us by email at info@finlaycooperfund.co.uk