Sunderland mascot Bradley Lowery is getting closer to his trip to the USA for treatment, and Everton midfielder Gareth Barry has asked that fans of all clubs everywhere don’t stop donating to the boy’s fund.
After the Everton-Sunderland game last month, the Blues pledged £200,000 for his treatment, but he still needs more, and this is where you can step in. The Toffees have been auctioning the signed match-worn jerseys from the Black Cats game on their official eBay page, and so far they have raised £3,500 for the campaign. Among the shirts sold in the first round were those of Barry, Romelu Lukaku, Idrissa Gueye, Ashley Williams and Gerard Deulofeu.
The second round of auctions ends on Monday, with Ross Barkley, Phil Jagielka, Kevin Mirallas and Seamus Coleman featured. Barry went on to add -
“You are getting one of the lads’ shirts - it’s match-worn and the money is going to a fantastic cause.
“It’s going to help out a young boy that has had some bad news in his life.”
Our fellow SB Nation blog for Sunderland, The Roker Report, has been on the forefront of publicizing his campaign. Since that time, fans from the Black Cats, Everton and many other clubs have taken it upon themselves to spread the word and get the boy the money required.
You can Donate by Text. Simply text BRAD02 [YOUR DONATION BETWEEN £1 AND £10] to 70070, or click here to donate online.
Young Bradley needs £700,000, but with the support of both clubs and their sets of fans, as well as well-wishers worldwide, the target is certainly attainable.
Please give as much as you can, if you can - click here to donate online.