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Everton announce charity game in memory of Bradley Lowery

Celebrities to lace up their boots to celebrate Bradley’s life

Everton v Sunderland - Premier League Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Everton have announced a charity match in memory of Bradley Lowery will take place at Goodison Park on September 3.

The game has been organised in conjunction the Lowery family, the Bradley Lowery Foundation and celebrity football organiser Sellebrity Soccer.

Proceeds from the game will benefit both the Bradley Lowery Foundation and Everton in the Community.

Young Bradley inspired millions across the world with his battle against neuroblastoma, a rare type of cancer.

The football-mad Sunderland fan also had a special relationship with Everton after he was mascot for the Toffees’ game at the Stadium of light last September.

Inspired by Bradley’s story Everton donated £200,000 towards the six-year-old’s treatment.

The Toffees then invited him to to be special mascot for the game against Man City in January before once again being mascot for the Sunderland match at Goodison the following month.

Bradley sadly lost his battle against cancer earlier this month but his memory lives on, with the Foundation set up in his name helping thousands of other sick children.

Speaking about the game, Bradley’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."

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright added:

“There’s little that I could ever add to the tributes to Bradley, that have already been fulsome throughout the world of football – and onwards. I didn’t know him for long. But from the second he walked out onto the pitch with his beloved Sunderland Football Club against us, I felt an overwhelming “Blue” need to support him. Farhad and my Everton colleagues immediately supported that need.

“Everyone at Everton feels honoured to support this match to celebrate the short life of one of football’s all-time greats - There’s Only One Bradley Lowery.”

Tickets priced £10 for adults and £5 for juniors will go on sale via the official Everton site the week starting July 31.