Bradley Lowery's mum Gemma remembers son at Christmas as fundraisers take on Boxing Day dip

Charity founder Gemma Lowery has paid tribute to her son Bradley ahead of a fundraising dip in the North Sea.

Thursday, 26th December 2019, 11:03 am
Updated Thursday, 26th December 2019, 2:30 pm

Six-year-old Bradley Lowery died in July 2017 after a heartbreaking battle with neuroblastoma cancer.

In the wake of his death, mum Gemma launched the Bradley Lowery Foundation, which dedicates its work to supporting other poorly children and their families with raising funds and awareness.

On Thursday, December 26, Gemma took to social media to remember her son and praise the people taking the plunge in aid of her charity on Boxing Day.

In a touching post on Twitter, she said: “We set a place for Bradley so I know he would [have] been with us but that doesn’t stop us missing his touch, smile, giggle and just him being him.

“Today is a new day and I’m just getting ready to go see some amazing but crazy people run into the North Sea.

“We have got 13 brave dippers this morning after having a few drop outs but in my eyes every penny that is raised is more than we had before so I am very grateful.”

Alongside the post, Gemma shared a treasured family photograph of herself, husband Carl – who is taking part in the dip – and Bradley at the beach.

Bradley and Gemma Lowery, pictured on his sixth birthday.

Any money raised was to be split between the Foundation and baby loss charity 4Louis.

The annual Boxing Day dip at Seaburn beach.
Bradley Lowery died in July 2017.
Gemma Lowery launched The Bradley Lowery Foundation in memory of her son.