'Every penny counts' - Bradley Lowery Foundation calls for public's support as Covid-19 outbreak impacts donations

A charity set up in memory of a little boy who touched hearts across the world as he fought neuroblastoma cancer is giving supporters a new way to back its work during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sunday, 7th June 2020, 12:00 am

The Bradley Lowery Foundation was established by the family and friends of six-year-old Bradley following his tragic death in 2017.

And like many other charities, the Foundation – based in Blackhall Colliery – is feeling the pinch as the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak has led to the cancellation of planned fundraisers and other work.

But now, CEO Gemma Lowery, Bradley’s mum, and the charity team has announced a new way for the public to donate and continue to support the invaluable work the Foundation does in raising funds and awareness for poorly children and their families.

Bradley and Gemma Lowery at his sixth birthday part in May 2017.

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The charity has joined Give As You Live, an online shopping site which donates a percentage of the sale from a range of retailers back to a chosen charity.

A statement on the Bradley Lowery Foundation Facebook page said: “Everyone is struggling, so as a charity we fully understand that in this day and age, every penny counts.

“We have been looking at different ways, in which we can raise funds, but offer something back to our amazing supporters.”

Gemma Lowery visits the site where the Bradley Lowery Foundation will be starting construction in Scarborough.

The charity added: “Your regular shopping really can make a huge difference to the BLF and the children we support.”

As well as joining Give As Your Live, the charity has obtained a small lotteries licence, enabling the team to run raffles and lottery-type games which offer prizes to those taking part.

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Bradley Lowery died in July 2017 - just months after he turned six.

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