12 beautiful pictures of Bradley Lowery as charity in his name sets up helpline for families

The Bradley Lowery Foundation was established with the mission of helping children and their families with a range of challenges.

Tuesday, 12th March 2019, 12:20 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th March 2019, 12:23 pm
Sue Carey of CLIC Sargent, Kirsty Pattison, a counsellor from Kalma Places and Gemma Lowery.

This week, the charity announced the launch of a dedicated helpline for the parents and guardians of children with cancer, or whose children are in remission from cancer, to support them during one of life's most heartbreaking times. Bradley was six when he died in July 2017 after battling terminal neuroblastoma cancer - and mum Gemma spoke of the importance of looking after yourself while you give your all to care for your child. Here we take a look at Bradley's brave journey, and remember the lovely smile and cheeky personality which captured the heart of the nation.

The Foundation was launched in August 2017 as a way of supporting other poorly children and their families.
Mum Gemma established the Foundation is August 2017 just after her son's death.
This week, the Foundation confirmed its next project is a support line which will give parents the opportunity to speak to counsellors.

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Gemma said parents and guardians need to look after themselves to be able to give their all in caring for their child.
Gemma said the support line is an add-on service to bridge the gap for parents needing help.
The line is free for parents and guardians of children with cancer in the North East.
The confidential service will be available to parents until 9pm at night and on weekends.
Gemma said she thought it would be handy to have someone else to talk to while going through the journey with Bradley.
Bradley's birthday, May 17, are the final digits in the free-phone number.
The facility will also offer face-to-face counselling for bereaved parents of for those needing further support.
Kalma Places Counselling is working alongside the Foundation.
The support line is available now on 0800 328 1705.