Everton midfielder Gareth Barry is urging fans of all Clubs to keep supporting the fundraising campaign for Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery, after discovering that the online auctions of the Everton match-worn shirts have so far generated a further £3,500 for the campaign.
The Club have been selling each of the shirts worn by the Everton players in the 3-0 victory at the Stadium of Light last month.
Bradley, who was the Sunderland mascot for the game in the North East is fighting an aggressive form of cancer and requires antibody treatment only available in America.
“We found out about Bradley before the game – he was around the tunnel and the changing rooms,” Barry said. “It was fantastic to meet him and when we found out the Club had made a massive donation, it really put a smile on all our faces.
“The more money that go towards helping Bradley, the better. It's all going to go towards a great cause.”
Everton has already pledged a donation of £200,000 to help get Bradley the life-saving treatment he needs and sales of the signed match-worn shirts have been boosting that total with the fund also aiming to help other children.
Barry's was one of the shirts that was snapped up in the first batch of sales, along with those of Romelu Lukaku, Idrissa Gueye, Ashley Williams and Gerard Deulofeu.
Shirts worn and signed by captain Phil Jagielka, Kevin Mirallas and Seamus Coleman are in the second batch of sales, which is currently up for auction.
The auctions end at various times next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening.
“You are getting one of the lads' shirts – it's match-worn and the money is going to a fantastic cause,” added Barry. “It's going to help out a young boy that has had some bad news in his life.”
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Well done, Everton for helping this cause.