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Everton donate £200,000 toward Sunderland fan’s cancer battle

Everton have pledged £200,000 to help the family of a five-year-old Sunderland fan pay for cancer treatment in the United States.

Bradley Lowery was Sunderland’s mascot in their 3-0 defeat against the Toffees at the Stadium of Light on Monday evening, and Everton’s donation has helped them reach their target of £700,000 for the youngster to undergo treatment.

The club said via their Twitter account: “We wish Bradley every success and he has the love and support of every Evertonian.

“The club will also be inviting Bradley and his family to the return game at Goodison Park and the players’ signed shirts from tonight’s game will be auctioned off to support the fund.”

Spectators at the game sang Bradley’s name as the clock reached the five-minute mark, while some carried a banner bearing the message, “We’re with you, Bradley” around the stadium.

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