Football mascot Bradley Lowery to be remembered at celebrity match

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 on September 3.

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.

????❤️ | On Sunday 3 September, we will host a charity game in honour of @Bradleysfight. Book your tickets today ➡️ https://t.co/bqL4NyPzN7. pic.twitter.com/QAM9knaqMz

— Everton (@Everton) August 22, 2017

He died in July in his parents’ arms at his home in Blackhall, County Durham.

On Tuesday, 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.

If you would like to donate to #bradleysight you can do via this link x Many thanks x https://t.co/uYULby7NiO

— Bradley Lowery (@Bradleysfight) February 3, 2017

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.

2 weeks today I will be playing at @Everton FC for @Bradleysfight charity match⚽Tickets????https://t.co/zfXLQwpLWL

— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) August 21, 2017

“(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 can be booked online at evertonfc.com/bradley.

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