A SPONSORED walk with a difference looks set to have raised more than £1,000 for a sick youngster.
Around 50 supporters of two-year-old Bradley Lowery, who is battling cancer, donned their onesies for the fundraiser.
The majority performed a conga through Hartlepool’s Middleton Grange Shopping Centre and they collected cash from generous shoppers.
A smaller group of onesie-clad fundraisers walked between Seaton Carew and Hartlepool Marina for the same cause.
Sponsorship has still to be collected, but event organiser Lynn Murphy, from Blackhall, says they hope to top £1,000.
The mum of two said: “It was fantastic. The marina group raised £590 and at the moment we have collected £400 and there is still more to come in.
“The reaction was great and everybody was very supportive.
“I would like to thank the shopping centre and shoppers who tolerated us congaing around.
“It was a great atmosphere.”
All the money made by the event will go towards a fund to raise £50,000 for Bradley to receive treatment that is not available in the UK.
Bradley, who has the rare childhood cancer neuroblastoma, has spent the last few weeks in intensive care at Newcastle’s RVI hospital.
He spent much of that time on a life support machine after his condition deteriorated.
But Bradley has shown his fighting spirit after making a series of improvements and has now been taken off life support.
Lynn, 32, who is a friend of Bradley’s family, added: “On Saturday he was sat up in bed and eating and on Sunday his mam got some Christmas decorations for him.
“It’s absolutely amazing when you think last Wednesday he was on life support.”