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The Bradley Lowery Foundation Has Raised Over £3 Million To Help Seriously Ill Children

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The Bradley Lowery Foundation Has Raised Over £3 Million To Help Seriously Ill Children

A foundation set up in honour of the late Bradley Lowery has raised £3 million and helped over 30 seriously ill children.

The brave 6-year-old from Blackhall Colliery, near Hartlepool, captured the hearts of a nation with his charming smile and love for football.

Bradley sadly lost his battle with neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer, in July 2017 after previously overcoming the disease, but his Mum, Gemma, has ensured his legacy lives on through the Bradley Lowery Foundation.

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After Bradley passed before he was due to go the US for pioneering antibody treatment, which £1.3 million was raised far, Gemma decided to shift her focus on kids who need the sort of treatment Bradley was unfortunately unable to get.

£3 million has been raised thanks to the work of Gemma and more than 30 ill children have been aided by the fundraising campaign - including a young girl with the same rare form of cancer Bradley had. She is now in remission.

In Gemma's eyes, she is merely doing what Bradley would have wanted.

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"It helps me seeing other families ­getting the treatment that Bradley could have had. I don't want them to go through what I did," Gemma told The Sunday People.

"It's what Bradley would have wanted too. He would say it's the right thing to do. I'm proud and he'd be proud.

"That's why I do it - for the children and for him."

Bradley was Sunderland mascot for a number of games and the club have continued to remember him.

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In November 2017, the Wearside club created 'For Bradley', bringing out a special edition home shirt with 'For Bradley, For Everyone' on the front - with the proceeds going towards building a holiday home, to be called 'Bradley's Place', for seriously ill children and their families.

Today, in the Checkatrade Trophy final against Portsmouth, at Wembley, both clubs erupted in a special applause for Bradley in the sixth minute.

Topics: Football News, Football, Sunderland, England

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