Thousands of pounds raised for cancer battler Bradley Lowery at Sunderland charity ball

Friends and family of Bradley Lowery at the Stadium of Light ahead of his charity ball event. Picture courtest of Adam Smith Photography.

Friends and family of Bradley Lowery at the Stadium of Light ahead of his charity ball event. Picture courtest of Adam Smith Photography.

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Thousands of pounds have been raised towards helping cancer battler Bradley Lowery.

The five-year-old was set to be taken from his Blackhall home in a Lamborghini to the Stadium of Light for the special fund-raising evening in his honour, but sadly he became unwell on Thursday and had to be taken into hospital for treatment.

Although £700,000 has been raised to pay for immunotherapy treatment in Bradley’s on-going fight with neuroblastoma, more funds need to be raised to pay for flights, accommodation and any additional treatment he may need whilst in the States.

The HU3F8 treatment is not available in the UK, but has offered a glimmer of hope in the Lowery family’s battle to save their son.

Model, author and Loose Women presenter Katie Price donated a date with herself to a silent auction at the bash.

And raffle prizes including a car, holiday to Sorrento, a £1,000 Home Living voucher, VIP tables for Tup Tup Palace nightclub in Newcastle and prizes from Bidvest and SAFC were all up for grabs at the event.

Around 500 people attended the event, which sold out three days after tickets went on sale, with £15,000 raised through ticket sales and donations before the big night.

Organisers are now counting up the money raised from the night, with a total expected to be announced in the coming days.

Earlier this month Bradley led out players from his beloeved SAFC onto the pitch as mascot in their clash against Everton.

The Merseyside club later donated £200,000 to his cause.

A number of Sunderland footballers have also personally donated to his campaign.

To donate to the cause go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=bradleysfight