The Bradley Lowery Foundation was established in August 2017 after my son Bradley Lost his fight to Neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of childhood cancer.
In 2013 I started a fundraising campaign to raise funds to get Bradley Treatment in the USA that was not available in the UK.
The campaign was very successful and with the support off thousands of people we managed to raise over £1.3m, as well as raising vital awareness for neuroblastoma and childhood cancer in general. The whole world got behind Brad and his campaign, it really was phenomenal
When Brad was on Earth, he always wanted to help other children, he was caring and compassionate and this is reflected in the values charity has adopted in his name.
While we were fundraising for Bradley, I always stated, that if for whatever reason the funds were not used for him, the money would be used to help other children. With the knowledge I had gained, the contacts I had previously made, the research I had done, I knew that I could help so many more families as well as continuing Bradleys legacy.
I proceeded to set up a foundation, named after Bradley ”The Bradley Lowery Foundation” to support families who are fundraising for treatment or equipment, that is not readily available or covered by the NHS. This covers all illnesses and conditions such as –
The aim of the foundation is to support the families and their teams of fundraisers to reach their initial fundraising targets and get the children the treatment or equipment they need. We do this by –
We are also pledging money into vital research, so that hopefully one day, families may not have to travel to access lifesaving or life changing treatments.
The Foundation is in the process of building our own holiday home so children associated with the foundation can enjoy some family time away and make precious memories.
Having the foundation, has given me a purpose. I know that Brad would be so proud to see how many children his name is able to help. He has left a lasting legacy, and I know that although he was only with us for a short time, with his strength and determination, he has changed the lives of many. I am so proud of my little boy, he inspires me every day to keep fighting for families we support.