Stars turn out in force at Everton for Bradley Lowery fundraising game

It was a case of 'spot the celebrity' today as the stars turned out in force for the Bradley Lowery fundraising game

A charity football match to raise money for the foundation bearing the Blackhall youngster's name was taking place at Everton’s Goodison Park ground this afternoon.

Bradley’s Blues, managed by world champion boxer Tony Bellew, were taking on The Lowery Legends, led by model Katie Price, assisted by ex-Liverpool manager Roy Evans.

Former Sunderland boss Peter Reid and ex-Black Cats players Don Hutchison, Michael Gray and Alex Rae were all involved, along with singer Olly Murs, Hollywood actor Stephen Graham, and reality TV star Calum Best.

Peter Reid said: "Bradley was a mad Sunderland fan and to be here today is a pleasure. I'm just here to play a small part and hopefully we'll raise a few quid for his foundation."

Since the six-year-old's tragic death in July after he lost his fight with the rare cancer neuroblastoma, the Bradley Lowery Foundation has become a registered charity.

The text line to donate is displayed on the big screen before the Bradley Lowery charity match. Pic: PA.

The text line to donate is displayed on the big screen before the Bradley Lowery charity match. Pic: PA.

Set up by Bradley’s parents Carl and Gemma, it aims to help children battling serious illnesses.

Liverpool-based Sunderland fans Paul and Kirsty Lilley are at the match with son Alfie, six.

Kirsty said: "The camaraderie here today is amazing. We've all got season tickets at Sunderland, but living in Liverpool we decided right away when it was organised that we'd come."

Steven Bart Robinson and wife Allison had made the trip down from Bradley's home town of Blackhall Colliery for the match.

Olly Murs poses for pictures with the fans as he arrives for the Bradley Lowery charity match at Goodison Park. Pic: PA.

Olly Murs poses for pictures with the fans as he arrives for the Bradley Lowery charity match at Goodison Park. Pic: PA.

"We're good friends of Bradley's family and were at his funeral so we really wanted to be here. It's like a normal match day there's that many people here, which is great to see."

Everton offered to host the fundraising game after taking Bradley's cause to their heart after he was a mascot for Sunderland against them at the Stadium of Light.

Katie Price arrives for the Bradley Lowery charity match at Goodison Park. Pic: PA.

Katie Price arrives for the Bradley Lowery charity match at Goodison Park. Pic: PA.

Steven Bart Robinson and wife Alison, from Blackhall.

Steven Bart Robinson and wife Alison, from Blackhall.

Sunderland fans Paul and Kirsty Lilley with their six-year-old son Alfie.

Sunderland fans Paul and Kirsty Lilley with their six-year-old son Alfie.

Michael Cullen, aka Speedo Mick, at the Bradley Lowery charity match at Everton's ground. Pic: PA.

Michael Cullen, aka Speedo Mick, at the Bradley Lowery charity match at Everton's ground. Pic: PA.