Name the Sunderland AFC family zone after Bradley Lowery
5 year old Bradley Lowery has stolen hearts around the world with his brave battle against neuroblastoma. Having been diagnosed at the age of two, Bradley has faced this awful disease with a smile and a love of life which has been both heart warming and heart breaking. Thanks to the exceptional efforts of his family and an ever growing network of friends, awareness of Bradley's fight has spread throughout the world.
A Sunderland fan, Bradley has received love, wishes and donations to his cause from Everton, whose club and supporters have gone above and beyond what could ever be expected to help in his hour of need, from Newcastle, from Chelsea who helped make one of his dreams come true as he scored at the stadium of light, from supporters of clubs throughout the world. He's also received support and love from Sunderland AFC, Jermain Defoe must surely count as a close personal friend!
With the sad news that his cancer has spread and that treatment is unlikely to be successful, efforts are underway to ensure that little Bradley has a magical Christmas in which a lifetime of memories are made. This petition calls for Sunderland AFC, who have already done so much, to consider naming their popular family zone at the Stadium of Light after Bradley in recognition of his bravery, his spirit and the inspiration he has given to millions.
A member of the Sunderland family, a member of the wider football family, a young boy who has touched so many, who has made us all hug our children that little bit closer and who has reminded us all that football is only a game, insignificant in the great scheme of things but that it can be so much more, can mean so much more and can do so much good. A boy who, with his family, has faced a nightmare with a smile, hardship with an iron will and has been a shining light in the darkness. The Stadium of Light would be brightened by his name being forever a part of its very fabric and there is no more fitting area to bear his name than the family zone. Please sign this petition to show your support and let's begin a dialogue with the club to see if brave young Bradley can officially unveil the new name, his inspiration recognised and his brave fight boosted. Thank you for reading.