Everton to hold celebrity charity match in honour of Bradley Lowery

Everton to hold celebrity charity match in honour of Bradley Lowery

A charity football match is to be held in tribute to Bradley Lowery

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A charity celebrity football match is to be held by Everton in honour of Bradley Lowery, who died earlier this month.

Bradley passed away after suffering from a rare cancer called neuroblastoma, according to The Independent.

The charity match will take place at Goodison Park on September 3 and money raised will go to the Bradley Lowery Foundation to help treat other ill children.

Bradley was also an eager fan of Sunderland and appeared at many of their football matches as a mascot.

The six-year-old was friends with footballer Jermain Defoe, who visited him in hospital several times.

During his short life the child also appeared at Everton and England matches. Everton gave £200,000 to his charity appeal in order to help fund his treatment last season.

Bill Kenwright, the chairman of Everton said: "I didn't know him for long but from the second he walked out onto the pitch with his beloved Sunderland against us, I felt an overwhelming need to support him.

"He was the loveliest lad - still an imp, but with the biggest heart."