Millwall and Sunderland fans and players unite for Bradley

Martin Cooper and Chris Prete who have helped raise cash among Millwall fans

Millwall fans will make a 300-mile trip to Sunderland’s Stadium of Light tomorrow to present a cheque in memory of a cancer battler who died in July aged just six.
Lions supporters raised more than £2,300 in memory of cancer battler and Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery.
Millwall players and the club donated items specially for an auction at a charity night at Eltham Hill Social Club last month for the Bradley Lowery Foundation, where ex-Oasis backing singer Paul Fuller, though busy gigging and touring, agreed to perform for free.
The cash will be handed over by organiser Chris Prete and another fan, Martin Cooper, at half-time tomorrow. Fans of both clubs will also meet up for a drink before kick-off.
Tomorrow’s match is part of a campaign called “For Bradley” – a campaign to raise funds to buy a holiday home for children with cancer.
Sunderland players will be wearing a special logo on a limited edition team shirt, which will also go on sale in the Black Cats club shop before the match. Millwall and Sunderland will wear special “For Bradley” warm-up shirts as well.
Prete said: “Bradley’s passing touched many lives, and especially football fans from all over the country. With the match against Sunderland coming up, we hit on the idea of getting a flag or banner made up, to express our solidarity with Sunderland fans over their loss. The idea was to take it to Sunderland, then hand it over to some Sunderland supporters to bring to The Den in March.”
Items which fetched large amounts from well-wishers include this season’s signed shirt, a Millwall signed football, a signed Nigel Benn boxing glove, and a signed Madness picture.
A 2004 FA Cup final shirt, signed by the Millwall team, was among the biggest items which helped raise £785 in the auction.

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