Saturday, 30 December 2017

Petition Launched To Get Late Sunderland Fan Lowery A Knighthood

A petition has been launched calling for heroic Bradley Lowery to receive a posthumous knighthood from the Queen of England.
The cancer fighting youngster lost his battle against neuroblastoma in July at just six years old.

To continue his legacy of raising awareness of childhood cancer, a petition has already attracted a whopping 1,200 signatures to make him Sir Bradley.

However, the campaign may come unstuck as knighthood titles are currently handed out to people who are living – so the petition would also require a change in the law.
The petition page reads: “His courage and smile has brought joy to many thousands of people around the world and highlighted the struggle other children are also having.

“He would be Britain’s youngest ever knight and this would be highly unlikely to ever be unsurpassed.

“This is a legacy we can leave for him and remember him by.”
Bradley’s story inspired people around the globe after the Sunderland AFC football fan formed a friendship with former Black Cats striker Jermain Defoe.

Hundreds of thousands of pounds have already been raised in his name to help other sick children through the Bradley Lowery Foundation.

The youngster’s family accepted the Helen Rollason Award on his behalf after receiving a posthumous tribute at the BBC Sports Personality Awards earlier this month.

To receive a knighthood at the age of six would make Bradley the youngest in history.

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