A host of ex-Everton and Sunderland stars will take part in a celebrity football match to honour the life of Bradley Lowery at Goodison Park.
Former Blues Peter Beardsley, Alan Stubbs, Graham Stuart, Peter Reid, Gareth Farrelly and Tony Hibbert will all feature in the charity fixture, which kicks off at 3pm on Sunday 3 September.
Ex-Toffee and Mackem Don Hutchison is also set to play, along with Sunderland legends Michael Gray and Alex Rae.
The former players will be lacing up their boots to represent either ‘Bradley’s Blues’, managed by boxer Tony Bellew, or ‘The Lowery Legends’, led by Katie Price, with the assistance of former Liverpool manager Roy Evans.
Joining the former Everton stars in the ‘Bradley’s Blues’ team are singer-songwriter Olly Murs, Hollywood actor and Little Boy Blue star Stephen Graham, X-Factor winner turned Coronation Street actor Shayne Ward and Steps band member and boyhood Evertonian, Lee Latchford-Evans.
Sunderland old boys Hutchison, Gray and Rae will be lining up for the Lowery Legends, alongside model and reality TV’s Calum Best, F2 Freestyler Jeremy Lynch, TOWIE star James ‘Arg’ Argent, TV personality Dan Osborne and Union J’s Josh Cuthbert.
Ex-Everton midfielder and Club Ambassador Graham Stuart said: “I had the honour of meeting Bradley on a couple of occasions when he visited Goodison Park and, as a parent, what he went through has had a profound effect on me and my family.
“This game at Goodison Park will be a chance to celebrate Bradley’s life and raise some funds for the Bradley Lowery Foundation to help young children in a similar situation to Bradley.
“I know a lot of tickets have been purchased already and it will be great to see people come out, support this game, and bring along their friends and loved ones, as it will be a fun family day.”
Former Everton and Sunderland midfielder Hutchison added: “I've been privileged to play for both sides and I couldn't think of two better sets of fans to play in front of, for young Bradley.
“In an era where football players are superstars, young Bradley is and always will be a GIANT.”
The charity game has been arranged in conjunction with the Lowery family and the Bradley Lowery Foundation.
With the assistance of celebrity football organisers Sellebrity Soceer, it will see a host of famous faces take the field for a match that will benefit the Bradley Lowery Foundation and Everton in the Community.
Young Sunderland supporter Bradley won the hearts of football fans around the world during his brave battle against neuroblastoma, a rare type of cancer, before his sad passing last month aged six.
Tickets for the ‘Bradley Lowery Celebrity Charity Match’ are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for under-16s and can be purchased online at www.evertonfc.com/bradley or over the phone on 0151 556 1878*. Alternatively, they can also be bought from Goodison Road ticket office or the Club’s city centre ticket facility in Everton Two.
*Booking fees apply to telephone sales.