Former Sunderland boss Peter Reid backs brave-boy’s fight with charity night

Peter Reid
Peter Reid

A FOOTBALL legend will host a charity night to help raise funds for a young cancer victim.

Former Sunderland manager Peter Reid has thrown his support behind the bid to raise funds that will send Bradley Lowery for life-saving treatment in America.

Bradley suffers from rare childhood cancer neuroblastoma, and charity champion Michael Eggleston could not believe his ears when one of his heroes said he would help.

Mr Eggleston said: “When I got the call that Peter Reid would come to help us I honestly felt like a kid at Christmas.

“When you look at Sunderland’s recent history Peter Reid is the man who put smiles on faces and bums on seats. That’s exactly what we are aiming for with this event, and it’s a huge honour to have him involved.

“Support has been overwhelming so far. Not just in terms of ticket sales, but also offers of help, raffle prizes, auction prizes and so on.

“There are some wonderful people around.”

Reid, 56, will sit alongside Sky Sports’ Bill Bradshaw at the event at Easington Social Welfare Centre on Thursday, October 24, where the former England midfielder recently helped another charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young.

Mr Eggleston added: “Peter will be interviewed by top sports journalist Bill Bradshaw for the first part of the show, which is guaranteed to entertain. Then the fans get their chance to ask the questions in the second half.

“There will also be a fantastic auction with items such as signed shirts up for grabs, a raffle with prizes such as match tickets, and signed memorabilia will also be on sale.”

Tickets are £10 and available from Easington Social Welfare Centre.