Fund-raising tributes inspired by brave football fan Bradley Lowery

By Michael Upton | 14/07/2017

Fund-raising tributes inspired by brave football fan Bradley Lowery
Staff at CMD in their football shirts

WORKERS around Rotherham donned football shirts today in memory of little fighter Bradley Lowery.

Staff at CMD Ltd in Eastwood and Tesco Extra in Wath celebrated the life of the brave six-year-old on the day his funeral was held in his home village of Blackhall Colliery, County Durham.

The Sunderland fan, who died from the rare cancer neuroblastoma last week, attracted a host of supporters including former England star Jermain Defoe.

CMD held a Football Shirt Friday in aid of the Bradley Lowery Foundation set up in the football fan’s honour.

Another fundraiser stepping forward in Bradley’s memory is Darren Parker from Kilnhurst, who is taking part in his first boxing match tomorrow for Cancer Research UK.

Darren, whose sister Karla (9, pictured below with Darren) has raised more cash by selling loom bands, toys and decorated notebooks, said he had been inspired by Bradley’s bravery.

But students at Rawmarsh School said they had received a less positive response from staff after writing tributes to Bradley on their school shirts.

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