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PNE Supporting Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

11 September 2018

PNE have joined a number of EFL and Premier League clubs this September in united for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, supporting the Bradley Lowery Foundation as they fundraise to aid further research into childhood cancer.

Six-year-old Sunderland AFC supporter Bradley Lowery lost his battle to High Risk Neuroblastoma in July 2017. The Foundation was set up in his memory to help children and their families who have been affected by cancer or other childhood illnesses.

During September, the Bradley Lowery Foundation, with support from the football community, aims to raise awareness and money to fund further research, treatment and equipment for those with childhood cancer.

As part of the month, Preston North End will look to conduct a number of matchday activities which relate to raising awareness and funds for childhood Cancer from themed matchdays to social media campaigns.

Many supporters will have followed the story of Kirkham-born and raised, Jorgie-Rae Griffiths who is currently undergoing treatment for the same illness which Bradley had.

As well as being invited as a mascot to a fixture at Deepdale last season, the club have also helped her and the family in their fundraising efforts in many ways, which includes the matchworn shirts auction last year with all proceeds going towards Jorgie’s treatment.

We’ll be looking to promote the month of action at both the Reading and West Bromich Albion games the aim to raise even more awareness and funds for Jorgie and childhood cancer.

Following a bucket collection at the Reading fixture earlier in the month, the support will continue at the West Brom fixture with another bucket collection ahead of the came, so why not bring a £1 and donate towards two worthy causes. All funds raised from the collections will be split between the fundraising for life saving treatment for Jorgie and the Bradley Lowery Foundation. 

The North End squad will also warm up in t-shirts supporting both causes ahead of the West Brom fixture, where Jorgie will be a mascot and lead out the teams ahead of kick-off. 

You can donate towards Jorgie's lifesaving treatment on the family's Just Giving page by clicking here.

To support the Bradley Lowery Foundation this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, click here to donate just £1 or text CCAM96 £1 to 70070.

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