How the Bradley Lowery Foundation is helping poorly children during lockdown

A charity set up in memory of a special little boy who charmed the North East with his bravery while fighting cancer is continuing to work hard throughout the coronavirus pandemic to support other families.

Thursday, 2nd April 2020, 11:17 am
Updated Thursday, 2nd April 2020, 3:03 pm

The Bradley Lowery Foundation has set up a special fundraising group on Facebook to help raise vital donations and awareness for all of the poorly children it is currently helping throughout the Covid-19 lockdown.

Events across the world have been cancelled or postponed due to the outbreak of the illness, including vital fundraisers for a number of charities.

So the idea of the group, launched by Foundation co-founder Lynn Murphy, is to keep people entertained by running hosting interactive activities while raising money for the children who still need support.

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Bradley Lowery at his sixth birthday party in May 2017.

Games hosted on the group include bingo, quizzes, Deal or no Deal and Wheel of Fortune. So far, they have raised more than £420.

The money will be split between all of the children currently being supported by the Foundation across the UK.

The Bradley Lowery Foundation was set up in 2017, following six-year-old Bradley’s death in July. He had terminal neuroblastoma cancer.

His loved ones wanted to create a legacy for the little boy, a dedicated football fan, in helping other poorly children and their families.

Lynn Murphy of the Bradley Lowery Foundation.

Lynn said: “During quarantine, people are looking for ways to occupy their time.

“At 7pm, every night, we are holding games and activities on our new Facebook page to keep people entertained and continue raising vital funds for our poorly children, throughout the lockdown.

“Donations can be made to our children’s campaigns, and we are offering a couple of hours of entertainment and giving away some amazing prizes too.

“Everyone is in the same boat, people are bored, and we all want something to look forward to, with this group we can offer that, and still help our amazing children in the process.”

Bradley was six when he died in July 2017.

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