Call centre workers raise thousands for Bradley Lowery Foundation

Npower's Kelly Swinney, left, hands a cheque for �4,000 to Jade Lowery, right, with Liv n G and Hayley Lyall.
Npower's Kelly Swinney, left, hands a cheque for �4,000 to Jade Lowery, right, with Liv n G and Hayley Lyall.

Call centre workers raised £4,000 for the Bradley Lowery Foundation in a week-long fundraising drive.

Staff at npower have spent the last week rallying around to raise the impressive sum for the Bradley Lowery Foundation which helps other youngsters battling illnesses.

Bradley Lowery when he was the England mascot at Wembley.

Bradley Lowery when he was the England mascot at Wembley.

Bradley’s aunt Jade Lowery, who spent seven years working for the company based in Houghton, left in February this year to become fundraising and family support worker at the foundation set up by Bradley’s mum Gemma Lowery.

The 26-year-old from Blackhall, said she was grateful for the support of her friends at npower and for their kind donation.

She said: “Bradley has a massive legacy and I just want that to continue.

“We are just so proud of everybody for fundraising and keep his legacy alive.

Jade Lowery with a cake made by an Npower employee.

Jade Lowery with a cake made by an Npower employee.

“The weekend of his anniversary was tough.

“Every first is really tough.

“Everyone was together and we all watched the match.

“We were overjoyed when the number six scored and it felt like Bradley was there.”

Liv n G perform at Npower's Rainton Bridge offices.

Liv n G perform at Npower's Rainton Bridge offices.

Bradley from Blackhall sadly lost his battle to cancer neuroblastoma aged just six, a year ago on July 7.

The foundation ensures his legacy lives on by promoting his Cancer Has No Colour message which saw the youngster raising awareness of childhood cancer through football, uniting fans around the world.

The npower workers joined in the Cancer has No Colours campaign led by the firm’s fundraiser Kelly Swinney, to raise the cash for the charity by holding raffles and cake competitions at their office.

Staff also made a donation to wear football strips in Bradley’s honour an enjoyed a musical performance form singing sisters Georgia Fletcher and Olivia Crawford who perform under the name LIV’n’G.

The pair sang the ‘Smile for Bradley’ charity single - which raised cash for the youngster during his fight.

The sisters said it was lovely to remember Bradley.

The pair have been busy recording two albums of their own material and are currently performing at a host of summer festivals, including Netley Music Festival in Southampton, Geordie Moor Introduces and Middlesbrough Mela.

Jade Lowery added: “The funds will be used for the foundation as a whole.

“We are helping 17 people at the moment and have had five success stories.”

On Bradley’s legacy she said: “I am so proud to be his auntie.

“Every single memory of him is so special.”