Flames flicker for Bradley as online vigil draws in support for youngster

Clare Neesham said: "My candle is lit for you Bradley #HopeforBradley #Bradleysfight  Merry Christmas Bradley."

Clare Neesham said: "My candle is lit for you Bradley #HopeforBradley #Bradleysfight Merry Christmas Bradley."

A shining light has been shone on Bradley Lowery as people showed support for the cancer battler.

Supporters tonight joined in a candlelit vigil for the five-year-old, whose family have been told his cancer has grown, despite treatment given to him since doctors found it had returned in July.

Denise Williamson posted a picture of his display of candles, lit alongside red and white roses.

Denise Williamson posted a picture of his display of candles, lit alongside red and white roses.

His consultant has said all options of care will only give them time with the youngster.

Mum Gemma, who is married to Carl and also mum to Kieran, posted photos of Bradley in a Christmas jumper sent by Everton fans at the weekend.

At Saturday’s Sunderland match at Swansea supporters put up a ‘One Bradley Lowery’ banner, with a chant planned for the fifth minute of Wednesday’s home game against Chelsea, following on from Newcastle fans doing the same this weekend.

A Christmas card campaign is also running – and backed by former England and Chelsea player John Terry – with more than 1,450 messages sent so far.

We’re with you fella. Thoughts are with you and your family.

Darryl Lee

More can be found via Bradley Lowery’s Fight Against Neuroblastoma on Facebook.

Katie Louise Wooton said: "Lighting our candle for you and your family Bradley. Sending all the love!! #bradleysfight #hopeforbradley."

Katie Louise Wooton said: "Lighting our candle for you and your family Bradley. Sending all the love!! #bradleysfight #hopeforbradley."

Darryl Lee said: "We're with you fella. Thoughts are with you and your family."

Darryl Lee said: "We're with you fella. Thoughts are with you and your family."

Becky Hart and Mark Spilsbury said: "Hope you have a lovely christmas and make lots of special memories with your family."

Becky Hart and Mark Spilsbury said: "Hope you have a lovely christmas and make lots of special memories with your family."

Ann Jackson-Gale's display.

Ann Jackson-Gale's display.

Sammi Carrol wrote: "For a special little boy."

Sammi Carrol wrote: "For a special little boy."

This candel was lit by Aaron Davison.

This candel was lit by Aaron Davison.