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Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery needs your help

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Young Sunderland mascot Bradley Lowery shakes hands with Everton player Seamus Coleman
Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

The Sunderland mascot today is a brave young boy by the name of Bradley Lowery, who has been diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer. The five year old boy needs treatment in the USA, and his family have been asking for help with his medical bills.

Our fellow SB Nation blog for Sunderland, The Roker Report, ran this story a few days ago. Since that time, fans from both the Black Cats and Everton 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.

Like Bradley's Fight on Facebook and Twitter, and also visit bradleylowerysfight.org.uk for more information on how you can help.

There was a rousing round of applause for the young lad at the fifth minute, to mark his age.

'There's only one Bradley Lowery'. We've been sent this fantastic video of SAFC and Everton fans showing their support for an amazing boy. ⚪️ ⚪️ Find out about Bradley's Fight on sunderlandecho.com.

Posted by Sunderland Echo on Montag, 12. September 2016

After Everton’s 3-0 win tonight over their hosts, the club announced that they had pledged £200,000 to the boy’s fund.

Everton Football Club has pledged a donation of £200,000 to support Bradley Lowery in his brave battle. We wish Bradley every success and he has the love and support of every Evertonian.

The Club will also be inviting Bradley and his family to the return game at Goodison Park and the players’ signed shirts from tonight’s game will be auctioned off to support the fund.

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.