Onesies walk for Bradley

Lynn Murphy with children Anna and Martin.
Lynn Murphy with children Anna and Martin.

DOZENS of supporters of a brave youngster battling cancer are preparing to conga through a shopping centre in their onesies to raise money for life-saving treatment abroad.

Caring Lynn Murphy is organising the fun event in aid of little Bradley Lowery who is currently fighting for his life in hospital.

It is set to be held in Hartlepool’s Middleton Grange Shopping Centre on Saturday afternoon and well over 100 participants will dance through the mall shaking their collecting buckets.

Lynn, who is friends with Bradley’s family, said: “We will be doing a onesie walk and so far we have got about 80 people and all their children signed up.

“We are going to walk round in a huge conga line collecting money and everyone is getting sponsorship as well.

“It should be a great atmosphere. Obviously it is for a cause close to a lot of people’s hearts.

“Bradley is a local boy and he needs all the help he can get.”

Mum-of-two Lynn, of Blackhall Rocks, is also helping to organise a huge talent show for Bradley in March next year.

“I thought the walk would be something to do in between. I thought everyone has got a onesie and it was easy to organise through Facebook.”

Lynn will be joined by her children Martin, 12, and Anna, eight.

Bradley, from Blackhall, is currently being cared for at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary.

He was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer, in January and has been high-doses of chemotherapy.

Just over week ago Bradley’s condition took a turn for the worse and he has been on a life support machine since.

But over the weekend the little fighter has continued to make small improvements and is taking regular breaths himself.

His family are keeping his thousands of supporters up to date through his Facebook page Bradley lowery’s fight against neuroblastoma.

The page, which also promotes a host of fundraising events, has had more than 24,000 likes.

His family have made a heart-warming calendar featuring Bradley available in the Red Dreams shop in the former Greenwoods store in Middleton Grange.

And a charity song called A Christmas Lullaby has been produced by Kate Williams and Paul Hart from Hartlepool.

The touching tune reached number 22 in the iTunes download chart last week and is available for 79p.

All the fundraising activities are towards a target to raise £500,000 to fund future treatment for Bradley that is not provided in the UK.

Saturday’s walk is due to take place between 1pm and 3pm.

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