Bradley Lowery: Celebrities to star at charity match honouring football mascot who died after tragic cancer battle

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A host of celebrities will form teams for a special charity match at Everton’s Goodison Park in honour of football mascot Bradley Lowery.

Six-year-old Bradley died in July after long battle with childhood cancer neuroblastoma, having captured the hearts of the nation after appearing as a mascot for Sunderland and England.

He died in July in his parents’ arms at his home in Blackhall, County Durham.

Everton announced on Twitter that a charity match in his honour would take place on September 3, with a host of yet unnamed celebrities set to make up the teams Bradley’s Blues and The Lowery Legends.

On Tuesday, Everton FC’s Twitter account posted a video of the youngster, including clips of him on the pitch at Goodison from when he was a mascot there, along with a link to buy tickets to the charity fixture.

The Sunderland fan was shown wearing an Everton shirt with the message “Cancer has no colours” written on the back.

Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright said: “There’s little that I could ever add to the tributes to Bradley, that have already been fulsome throughout the world of football – and onwards.

“I didn’t know him for long. But from the second he walked out onto the pitch with his beloved Sunderland Football Club against us, I felt an overwhelming ‘blue’ need to support him.

“(Majority shareholder) Farhad (Moshiri) and my Everton colleagues immediately supported that need.

“Everyone at Everton feels honoured to support this match to celebrate the short life of one of football’s all-time greats – there’s only one Bradley Lowery.”

Tickets can be booked online at evertonfc.com/bradley.


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