Sunderland ace Jermain Defoe's message for 'unbelievable' Bradley Lowery

Sunderland star Jermain Defoe has told of his admiration for Bradley Lowery, describing him as an "unbelievable young boy".

Wednesday, 25th January 2017, 3:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th January 2017, 3:32 pm
Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe sent a video message to Bradley Lowery.

The five-year-old from Blackhall and three of his fundraisers received a special recognition award at the recent Best of Wearside awards.

Bradley has won the hearts of thousands for his bravery in fighting neuroblastoma, a rare cancer.

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe sent a video message to Bradley Lowery.

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He was given the special award with fundraisers Lynn Murphy, Michael Eggleston and fellow youngster Charlie Creaser.

The presentation featured a personal video message from Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe.

He said: "I'd just like to congratulate little Bradley for this amazing award.

Describing him as "an unbelievable young boy", he said the moment he first met him was "way beyond football".

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe sent a video message to Bradley Lowery.

"He's a special young boy, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart."