NWHS taking part in the 'Wear a football shirt to school' day

Big-hearted high school students in North Walsham have raised £367 for the Bradley Lowery Foundation, by wearing football shirts to school on the day of the six-year-old’s funeral.

Students at North Walsham High School answered the call by Bradley’s family to don football shirts on the day of their son’s funeral to show that ‘cancer has no colours’, donating £1 each to the charity, which aims to help other children facing neuroblastoma cancer.

Bradley’s battle with the disease, and the support his family has received from Sunderland and the wider football world, have inspired people across the country, with thousands of people turning out for his funeral on Friday.

“The bravery of Bradley has inspired many young people, and our students wanted to show their support by taking part in the ‘Wear your football shirt’ day which was suggested by Bradley’s parents,” said NWHS head teacher Neil Powell.

“We are delighted to have raised £367 for the Bradley Lowery Foundation, money which has been given directly by our students.  We have seen shirts from many different teams here at the school today, which reflects the united feeling within the sporting world which Bradley’s battle has brought about.”

Anyone wishing to donate to the Bradley Lowery Foundation can do so by visiting http://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/bradleylowerysfight.