Christmas lights switched on in memory of '˜inspiring' Bradley Lowery

A council's Christmas lights have been switched on in memory of '˜inspiring' battler Bradley Lowery.

Friday, 1st December 2017, 4:39 pm
Updated Friday, 1st December 2017, 4:48 pm
Coun Jean Chaplow, Chairmans Consort, Jorja Stonebank, Coun Bill Kellett, Chairman of Durham County Council, Harley Jay Stonebank and Lasey Stonebank.

Bradley Lowery’s cousins switched on the Christmas lights at County Hall, Durham City, in memory of the six-year- old.

Jorja, 8, Lasey, 7, and Harley Jay Stonebank, 6, joined Coun Bill Kellett, leader of Durham County Council, for the ceremony.

Bradley Lowery. Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images.

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Bradley, who lost his fight against neuroblastoma earlier this year, performed the switch-on himself last Christmas.

Coun Kellett said: “Bradley was such an inspiring boy and I know he really enjoyed turning the Christmas lights on.

“Wherever he went, he made everyone smile.

“This year I was happy to switch the Christmas lights on with his cousins in his memory.”

Bradley Lowery. Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images.

As well as flicking the switch on Christmas trees outside County Hall and on the nearby roundabout, the youngsters also lit up two illuminated reindeers.