The family of Bradley Lowery have today announced their funeral plans for the six-year-old who passed away on Friday.
The young Sunderland football fan from County Durham was diagnosed with stage four high risk neuroblastoma in January 2013.
His long battle touched the hearts of many around the world including his hero Jermain Defoe who frequently visited him in hospital and at his home.
On Facebook his family have announced that his funeral will be held on July 14 at 11.15am in Blackhall Colliery and that all are welcome to attend.
The post said:
This is open to everyone who would like to come and celebrate Bradley’s life and pay their respects to show him how much he was loved.
Not everyone will fit in the church but they are having speakers for people to listen to the service outside and people can line the streets if they wish to do so.
They will then be having invite only private ceremony at a crematorium.
You can wear what ever you want for the funeral but the family and friends have chosen the theme cancer has no colours. So they are wearing football tops it doesn’t matter what team or colour.
Due to Bradley’s popularity they would like family flowers only and if you would like to make a donation this can be made to the Bradley Lowery foundation.
Our thoughts go out to the Lowery family at this incredibly difficult time.
You can donate money to the Bradley Lowery foundation here.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.