Young footballers back charity in memory of brave Bradley Lowery

Young footballers are giving The Bradley Lowery Foundation a boost by playing with the charity’s logo on their strips.

Friday, 2nd July 2021, 1:37 pm
Players from the Durham Sixth Form Centre team
Players from the Durham Sixth Form Centre team

Durham Sixth Form Centre football academy aims to promote the work of the foundation, which supports children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Six-year-old Bradley, from Blackhall, lost his life in July 2017 after a brave battle with neuroblastoma cancer.

Before his death, Bradley's family and friends pledged to cement his legacy by helping other children who need it with fundraising and current projects include building a holiday home in Scarborough to support hundreds of local families with children suffering life-changing illnesses.

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Richard Miller, director of sport at Durham Sixth Form Centre, said: “The youngsters all knew about Bradley from their times at comprehensive school and the vision that the charity has really marries with our own.

“We want our young people to be actively helping within the local community.

“A lot of the students come from the Sunderland area and they are all big on football, so with Bradley’s love of football, supporting the foundation just seemed to fit.”

The club plays in a national league, so will take the foundation’s message far and wide on its travels to away games.

Gemma Lowery, Bradley’s mum and founder of the foundation, said: “We are over the moon to have the support of Durham Sixth Form Centre’s boys team.

“It was a proud moment to see the team all wearing their kit displaying our logo and can only help us going forward and, hopefully, raise more funds to help other families.”

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