Stevenage pupils and teachers back Bradley Lowery Foundation with football kit day
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Stevenage schoolchildren and teachers wore football kit and brightly coloured clothes to raise more than £500 in memory of brave Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery.
Six-year-old Bradley won the nation’s hearts and formed a close personal bond with England international forward Jermain Defoe before losing his battle with neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer, on July 7.
Friends of Peartree Spring Primary School in Shephall Green responded by organising a non-uniform day on the theme ‘cancer has no colours’ – the idea being that no matter what colour your team wears, we all stand together.
A total of £535.82 was collected for the Bradley Lowery Foundation, as members of staff joined the children in wearing football kit.
PTA spokeswoman Charlotte Nash told the Comet: “This was an event inspired by the story of Bradley, that captured the nation’s hearts.
“Lots of children were talking about Bradley and we thought it would be a lovely way to celebrate his life.
“It was fantastic to see such support from families and we are very proud to have raised so much money for Bradley’s charity.”
To make a donation to the Bradley Lowery Foundation, see justgiving.com/crowdfunding/bradleylowerysfight.