Beautiful pictures show legacy of Bradley Lowery as butterflies are released on anniversary of his death

His brave journey touched the hearts of families across the country.

Monday, 8th July 2019, 10:21 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th July 2019, 12:14 pm
A butterfly release took place in memory of Bradley Lowery.

And now, on the second anniversary of his death, the community where he lived united to remember Bradley Lowery, the inspirational six-year-old who fought terminal neuroblastoma cancer. The young football fan died on July 7, 2017 and on Sunday, July 7, 2019, a butterfly release took place in Blackhall to mark the day. Thank you to Chris Collier for sharing these poignant pictures with us, as Bradley is remembered by those who knew and loved him. Click through our pictures and also see some messages of support for the youngster and his family from the public.

Vicky Gray: "They get [taken] so soon bless, big hugs sent my love."
Cavin McNicholas: "Lovely smile, brave little boy, never forgotten."

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Jimmy Rayvon: "Forever in our hearts."
Wendy Wallace: "My heart breaks for you all. It broke ours when he died, such a precious little boy."
Maureen Dodgson: "Thoughts are with family and friends fly high sweet angel."
Malcolm Speirs: "So heartbreaking that Bradley's life was short, when he showed and brought so much happiness to so many with his smile."
Julie ButlerL "Heartbreaking he was taken at such a young age. Thinking of his mam dad brother & family."
Sylvia Weetman: "He was a super hero, he will never be forgotten, his smile will be lighting up heaven."
Ste Lafferty: Never forget him visiting Goodison and his smile lighting up the stadium. We'll never forget him. Shine bright, Bradley."