Kind Millwall fans raise £2,300 in memory of cancer battler Bradley Lowery

Bradley Lowery.
Bradley Lowery.

Kind-hearted football fans have raised more than £2,000 in memory of cancer battler Bradley Lowery.

Brave Bradley, from Blackhall Colliery, who was a massive Sunderland AFC fan, passed away in July after fighting neuroblastoma.

Supporters of London club Millwall FC decided that they wanted to fund-raise in the six-year-old's memory and a charity night at Eltham Hill Social Club in the capital has generated £2,300 for the Bradley Lowery Foundation.

The money is set to be passed on when the two sides play each other at the Stadium of Light on November 18.

Millwall fan Chris Prete said: "Despite last minute nerves on my part, the evening was a huge success.

"A message of thanks and support was read out from Gemma Lowery and Lynn Murphy, then it was straight on with the auction - hosted by Dean Brown.

"The lots went down like dominoes, and the bidding was fast and furious.

"A 2004 FA Cup Final shirt (signed by the Millwall team), this season’s signed shirt, a Millwall signed football, a signed Nigel Ben boxing glove, and a signed Madness picture, were just some of the items which raised £785.

"The raffle followed, with the winning tickets drawn out by special guest Harvey Brown.

"The event raised £2,231.55 on the night, which the social club have made up to £2,300.

"We have also been promised further donations from people who couldn’t get there, and from the Millwall Supporters Club.

"The proceeds will be presented to the Bradley Lowery Foundation before the Sunderland v Millwall match on November 18 - where it is hoped that Sunderland will agree to the presentation on the pitch."

Sunderland supporter and writer Mark Metcalf, author of Charlie Hurley book The Greatest Centre Half the World Has Ever Seen, is also arranging for Millwall fans who can make it to have a beer with some Sunderland fans prior to the match.