England win would celebrate the life of Bradley Lowery

Bradley Lowery with Jermain Defoe when he was a mascot at England's World Cup qualifier held at Wembley Stadium last year.
Bradley Lowery with Jermain Defoe when he was a mascot at England's World Cup qualifier held at Wembley Stadium last year.

Gemma Lowery is cheering on England ahead of tonight's match, saying a win would be a great way to celebrate her son Bradley's life.

Football fan Bradley Lowery tragically lost his battle with neuroblastoma on July 7 last year.

The six-year-old, from Blackhall, touched the hearts people from across the globe with the story of his brave fight.

This Saturday marks the first anniversary since his death and mum Gemma has said that if England were to play that day it would be a fitting tribute to her football-loving son.

Should England win tonight's match against Columbia their next game would be on Saturday, marking the one year anniversary of Bradley Lowery's death.

In a Tweet from the Bradley Lowery Foundation account, the charity set up in his memory, mum Gemma said: "This week is so hard, every day is getting harder for me.

Bradley Lowery when he was a mascot at England's World Cup qualifier at Wembley.

Bradley Lowery when he was a mascot at England's World Cup qualifier at Wembley.

"One year on Saturday my baby boy grew his angel wings.

"@England it would be amazing if you win tomorrow and play on Saturday what a great way to celebrate my super hero’s life. #cancerhasnocolours"

Bradley Lowery was an England mascot alongside his best friend and hero Jermain Defoe during their World Cup qualifier against Lithuania at Wembley in March last year.

Bradley Lowery with mum Gemma Lowery.

Bradley Lowery with mum Gemma Lowery.