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Bradley Lowery Foundation Retreat For Ill Children Given The Go Ahead

Plans for the Bradley Lowery Foundation retreat for sick children and their families have been given the green light.

A modern luxury getaway will be built on the coast of Scarborough, in memory of the late six-year-old, who touched the lives of so many people.

Bradley Lowery continues to inspire others. Credit: PA Images
Bradley Lowery continues to inspire others. Credit: PA Images

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Bradley died in July 2017, after a battle with neuroblastoma, and now his family want to make sure his life has a positive impact on others going through similar experiences.

Now, planning permission has been granted for the holiday home, after Scarborough Borough Council donated the £50,000 plot of land to the charity for free.

Bradley's mum, and chief executive of the Bradley Lowery Foundation, Gemma Lowery, said: "We're absolutely delighted to have received planning permission for the holiday home."

Bradley became good friends with his favourite footballer, Jermain Defoe. Credit: PA Images
Bradley became good friends with his favourite footballer, Jermain Defoe. Credit: PA Images

She continued: "We were very lucky when Bradley was here - we got to make so many memories.

"I want to be able to give that back to other families, so that they can have somewhere to go to make memories with their poorly children too.

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"Scarborough was one of Bradley's favourite places, building this home in Scarborough so that children and their families can enjoy quality time together would have made him very proud."

Bradley touched the lives of thousands of people during his life. Credit: PA Images
Bradley touched the lives of thousands of people during his life. Credit: PA Images

"We'd like to thank the people of Scarborough and the council for the support they've shown us so far.

"Now the plans have been confirmed, we will kick-start our fundraising for the project and continue to look for support from builders and tradespeople so that we can deliver this lasting legacy for Bradley."

The retreat will be an idyllic getaway for children with serious illnesses and their families, so they can create the same memories that Bradley was able to do with his family.

Sunderland superfan Bradley inspired thousands of people with his upbeat attitude despite having been diagnosed with the rare cancer at the age of just 18-months.

Now, he will continue to impact the lives of many through the Bradley Lowery Foundation retweet. What an incredible little boy.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Life, Life News, Inspirational, Real

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on emma.rosemurgey@pretty52.com

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