Sports stars and celebrities have signed up to a charity football match in memory of little Bradley Lowery, who died last month after a brave battle with rare childhood cancer neuroblastoma.
The game has been organised by Everton Football Club and takes place at Goodison Park on Sunday, September 3, and kicks off at 3pm.
Heavyweight boxing star Tony Bellew, who will manage the Bradley’s Blues team, will be joined by singer-songwriter Olly Murs and Hollywood actor and Little Boy Blue star Stephen Graham, X Factor winner turned Coronation Street star Shayne Ward and Steps star and boyhood Evertonian Lee Latchford-Evans.
The Lowery Legends will be managed by TV star and business woman Katie Price.
The Lowery Legends team will see model and reality TV star Calum Best join F2 Freestyler Jeremy Lynch, TOWIE star James ‘Arg’ Argent, TV personality Dan Osborne and Union J’s Josh Cuthbert.
Bradley’s Blues manager Tony Bellew said: “It’s a big honour for me to manage a team in this fixture which will hopefully raise a lot of money for two fantastic charities. As a father and an Evertonian, Bradley touched my heart when we first met him at the Stadium of Light and it was an honour that he chose us as his second club.
“Hopefully we will get a fantastic attendance at Goodison on Sunday 3 September and people will turn out in their thousands and join us in remembering a very special little boy.”
TV star Katie Price added: “I am honoured to be asked to be the manager of ‘The Lowery Legends’ for this charity match in memory of Bradley Lowery. He touched the hearts of the nation and was such a brave young boy.
“Let’s all pull together and support this match to remember Bradley and hopefully raise as much funds and awareness as possible so the Bradley Lowery Foundation can help other children going forward.”
Chart-topper Olly Murs, who will be lining up on the day for Tony Bellew’s side, said: “I was privileged to be asked to play in this match in memory of young Bradley and be part of the Bradley’s Blues squad. Bradley’s story really touched me and I hope this match helps to raise lots of money.”
The charity game has been arranged in conjunction with the Lowery family and the Bradley Lowery Foundation and, with the assistance of celebrity football organiser Sellebrity Soccer, will see proceeds raised benefit the Bradley Lowery Foundation and Everton in the Community.
More personalities will be confirmed over the coming weeks.
Tickets for the ‘Bradley Lowery Celebrity Charity Match’ can be purchased online at www.evertonfc.com/tickets or over the phone on 0151 556 1878.