The Bradley Lowery Foundation has this week announced that building work on the project – named Super Brad’s Pad and located in Scarborough – will begin soon after the Covid-19 outbreak caused a delay.
Set up in the wake of six-year-old Bradley’s death following his fight with neuroblastoma cancer in 2017, the charity aims to support children with medical conditions and their families.
And the team’s work led to the creation of the holiday home, inspired by Bradley and his family’s own memorable trips in Scarborough, to support others in creating precious memories.
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The Foundation team has now been given the green light from the home’s architect, contractors and Scarborough Borough Council to start work.
Bradley, from Blackhall, was a huge football fan and supported Sunderland AFC. His bravery as he faced neuroblastoma inspired countless people across the North East region and beyond.
He died just weeks after his sixth birthday in July 2017.
Gemma Lowery, Bradley’s mum and CEO of the charity, said: “Although the nation has been in lockdown for the past few months, social isolation is a day-to-day reality for many families with poorly children.
“The home will be a permanent legacy to Bradley; Scarborough was his favourite place to visit and it is fitting that the location will soon have a home that can help provide precious memories to hundreds of families.
“We decided to build the holiday home as a way to provide respite care and support to families that are going through or have gone through similar experiences to ours.
“Although we are currently in a position where we are able to continue with the project, it is important that we continue to raise funds to ensure that the holiday home fulfils the foundation’s vision for the accommodation.”
Since its launch, the Bradley Lowery Foundation has raised more than £3million for the children it supports, established a dedicated support line for the families of children with cancer and campaigned for new drugs to be introduced in the UK.