This Sunday’s charity football match for the Bradley Lowery Foundation will be exclusively streamed live on the 5 News Facebook Page
Bradley Lowery, who was from County Durham, was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer, when he was 18 months old. The foundation was set up in Bradley’s name to raise funding for his treatment.
To be held at Everton Football Club’s Goodison Park, the friendly match will see Bradley’s Blues, managed by former Everton player and Sunderland Manager Peter Reid WBC take on The Lowery Legends, managed by TV personality and reality star Katie Price and assisted by former Liverpool manager Roy Evans.
Over the past year, the footballing community resoundingly rallied to support Bradley and his family during his illness. During that time, Bradley won the Premier League’s December Goal of the Month competition, met England Manager Gareth Southgate at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards, and became the mascot for Sunderland AFC, the team he supported. Bradley sadly passed away in July.
Proceeds from the match will go towards the Bradley Lowery Foundation and Everton in the Community, helping to support families with their own fund raising campaigns.
The teams will be made up of a number of former Everton and Sunderland players. Confirmed names include Peter Beardsley, Alan Stubbs, Alex Rae, Micky Gray, Tony Hibbert and others, who will all be turning out to honour and celebrate the life of Bradley Lowery.
Joining the ex-players is a host of celebrities, such as singers Olly Murs, Josh Cuthbert and Lee Latchford-Evans, as well as actor Stephen Graham,Jeremy Lynch of the F2 Freestylers, TOWIE star Dan Osborne, TV personalities Adam Woodyatt and Calum Best amongst others.
Commentary for 5 News will be provided by Darren Griffiths and former Everton star and England international footballerLeon Osman.
Tickets are priced at just £10 for adults and £5 for Under-16s and can be purchased online here or over the phone on 0151 556 1878. Alternatively, they can be bought from the Goodison Road ticket office right up until kick-off or at the Club’s city centre ticket facility in Everton Two, Liverpool One.