Everton are to host a charity football match in honour of Bradley Lowery in September. The Toffees, who supported the efforts to save the brave youngster’s life, will welcome a host of celebrities to Goodison Park in a giant fundraising event.
Sunderland fan Lowery passed away aged six earlier this month following a valiant battle with neuroblastoma. He won the hearts of the nation during his fight, regularly appearing at Premier League football matches alongside his best friend, Jermain Defoe. The celebrity charity game will take place on Sunday September 3 – during the first international break of the season – and is being organised in conjunction with Sellebrity Soccer.
All proceeds raised will benefit the Bradley Lowery Foundation and Everton in the Community. Lowery’s mum, Gemma, said: “I appreciate Sellebrity Soccer putting in the hard work to get the football match arranged to raise funds for the Bradley Lowery Foundation. As always, Everton has been amazing in letting it happen at Goodison Park. The support is fantastic.”