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Andrew's Story

Andrew's family visited Ben's Retreat in July 2023.

Andrew had Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy which is an incurable heart condition. Andrew had a couple of operations in late 2019 to have an ICD fitted, despite this Andrew collapsed and died whilst playing football at school on the 14th of March 2023.

I am Andrew’s dad and I’ve set up the Andrew MacKinnon Foundation in his memory. Our website is and our mission is to help under privileged children play football no matter their financial circumstances.

We have also supported the local community with charitable donations such as a defibrillator which we recently donated to Andrew’s school.

There is more information available on our website and lots more news to come soon

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