Mitchell was 12 and his sister 9 when their Mum died. To help them cope they organised a number of events such as bag packing etc culminating in a Fun Run where 240 people took part. Mitchell and Abbey designed T-shirts. A sum of over £20,000 was raised for the Breast Care Unit, Chester. Mitchell has coached youngsters in football, and has represented his school in running and hurdles. He is currently Young Sports Ambassador for his School.