Celebs set to pay tribute to Bradley Lowery in charity game
Football mascot Bradley Lowery will be remembered with a charity match held by Everton FC.
A host of celebrities are set to form teams Bradley’s Blues and The Lowery Legends for the game at Goodison Park tomorrow, on Sunday 3rd September.
The six-year-old, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma when he was 18 months old, was a mascot for Everton, Sunderland and England last year.
He died on Friday 7th July in his parents’ arms at his home in Blackhall, County Durham and his funeral took place on Friday 14th July at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Blackhall, County Durham.
On Tuesday 22nd August, Everton FC’s Twitter account posted a video of the youngster, including clips of him on the pitch at Goodison, along with a link to buy tickets to the charity fixture.
The Sunderland fan was shown wearing an Everton shirt with the message ‘Cancer has no colours’ written on the back.
The day of Bradley’s funeral, crowds filled the streets of the youngster’s home village wearing a variety of football shirts at the request of the Lowery family to show that ‘cancer has no colours’.
During the funeral, Fr Ian Jackson, parish priest, paid tribute to the “bright, brave, loving, cheeky monkey”, who he said had a “wonderful personality”.
Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright said: “There’s little that I could ever add to the tributes to Bradley, that have already been fulsome throughout the world of football – and onwards.
“I didn’t know him for long. But from the second he walked out onto the pitch with his beloved Sunderland Football Club against us, I felt an overwhelming ‘blue’ need to support him.
“(Majority shareholder) Farhad (Moshiri) and my Everton colleagues immediately supported that need.
“Everyone at Everton feels honoured to support this match to celebrate the short life of one of football’s all-time greats – there’s only one Bradley Lowery.”
Tickets cost £10 for adults or £5 for under-16s and there are only limited amounts left. They can be booked online at evertonfc.com/bradley.
Picture: A banner is shown supporting Bradley Lowery during a Premier League match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. (Nigel French/PA).Tags: Bill Kenwright, Blackhall, Bradley Lowery, Bradley’s Blues, County Durham, England, Everton, Everton FC, football, Fr Ian Jackson, Goodison Park, St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Sunderland, The Lowery Legends