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Charity football match organised for Bradley Lowery

Bradley Lowery at the Stadium of Light Credit: PA

A charity football match is set to be held in aid of County Durham youngster Bradley Lowery.

The story of the five-year-old, who has terminal cancer, has touched thousands with more than 250,000 Christmas cards flooding in to his Blackhall home over the past few weeks.

Fans from Newcastle United and his beloved Sunderland have also united in support of Bradley, with both sets of supporters singing his name at matches.

Bradley Lowery with Jermain Defoe ahead of him being mascot at the Stadium of Light Credit: PA

Newcastle fan Daniel Spence and friend Dean Sowerby have organised a football match between supporters of the two clubs to be held in Sunderland on Thursday.

Daniel, 26, and from Newcastle, said: "We are Newcastle fans but want to show that football fans can come together to help Bradley and his family. It's a football thing."

Daniel said he has been in touch with Bradley's mum via Facebook, who thanked him for his efforts.

Daniel added: "We aim to show that cancer has no colours and it doesn't matter what team you support. When something like this happens the whole North East pulls together."

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