Everton are the toast of football after amazing gesture
Everton Football Club have donated £200,000 to the campaign to send young Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery to America for life-saving cancer treatment.
The five-year-old Sunderland fanatic captured the hearts of football fans around the world as he led his beloved Black Cats onto the pitch as a mascot in their game against the Toffees on Monday night.
While the result went against Sunderland as Everton stormed to a 3-0 win at the Stadium of Light, the most important story of the night emerged after the game as the Toffees confirmed they have donated a huge sum towards Bradley’s cancer battle.
Bradley was seen holding hands with his hero Jermain Defoe prior to kick-off, before he received a rapturous ovation from the Sunderland fans as he made his way on to the pitch.
The gesture has been warmly received by all in football, with Everton and Republic of Ireland legend Kevin Sheedy leading the plaudits as he offered up this Twitter message:
That's why we are Everton. A 200k donation to Bradley Lowery. @Everton— Kevin Sheedy (@kevin11sheedy) September 12, 2016
To donate, just text “BRAD02£1” to 70070. Donations can also be made online by visiting: www.uk.virginmoneygiving.com/bradleysfight