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 Post subject: Bristol City are Decent Folk
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:15 am 

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Bristol City show solidarity with Bradley Lowery tribute as Sunderland say goodbye to Liam Miller

The Black Cats were grateful as Bristol City showed their appreciation for Bradley Lowery on the weekend Liam Miller died of pancreatic cancer

Chris Coleman appreciated the reaction of the Ashton Gate crowd on the weekend they said goodbye to Liam Miller and paid tribute to Bradley Lowery.

Bristol City had long planned to pay their tribute to six-year-old Black Cats fan Lowery, who lost his courageous battle with cancer last year. Six minutes into the game there was a standing ovation on all sides of the ground.

But on Friday it was announced the former Sunderland, Celtic and Manchester United midfielder Liam Miller had died too, of pancreatic cancer at the age of 36.

None of the present squad played alongside Miller, part of the Black Cats’ last Championship side, for them, but the Republic of Ireland pair of John O’Shea and Aiden McGeady had been international team-mates.

“John O’Shea and Aiden knew Liam very, very well and John came up in the same young team in Ireland,” said manager Coleman. “So that’s a tough one for them to take. It’s really hard. It’s just too young to be losing people at that age.

“We had a big picture of Bradley up there (on the stadium’s big screen) as well. The support from the Bristol City fans was tremendous and our boys singing Liam’s name was really moving.

“It is a sad, sad loss. He was an excellent player and from what John said he was an even better person so it’s a sad loss.

“John and Aiden were fantastic. They got through it and that’s what they have to do.”

The Wearsiders wore black armbands in memory of their former player.

McGeady scored Sunderland’s second goal as they came from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 in the final 20 minutes. O’Shea also played with Miller at Manchester United.

 Post subject: Re: Bristol City are Decent Folk
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:21 am 

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And a related topic

Players from Bradley Lowery's beloved Sunderland AFC will join Premier League footballers at the first ball to be held by the charity launched in his honour.

The Bradley Lowery Foundation will host the fundraiser at the Hilton Hotel in Gateshead next Sunday, February 18.

Cash raised from the celebration will help sick youngsters and their families in memory of the six-year-old from Blackhall Colliery, who died in July following a fight against neuroblastoma cancer.

Bradley’s parents Gemma and Carl Lowery will join guests including footballer and former Black Cat Jermain Defoe, whose unique friendship with Bradley formed when Brad was a mascot at the Stadium of Light.

A spokesman for the charity said: "The world of football was incredibly supportive of Bradley’s fight and continues to support the foundation.

"We’re honoured that club officials and players from Sunderland AFC, Everton FC, Middlesbrough and Newcastle United will join us this Sunday alongside family, friends and famous faces including The X Factor’s Ché Chesterman.

"Funds raised during the evening will be shared between the foundation and Sunderland AFC’s For Brad campaign, which aims to create a holiday home for poorly children while they’re out of hospital."

Gemma added: "It is still overwhelming how much support we have.

"Bradley will be so proud of us all for carrying on the great work and awareness he raised.

"We have some big names attending the Gala Ball and I know people will enjoy all of the entertainment we are putting on for them.”

More details about the event can be found by CLICKING HERE

 Post subject: Re: Bristol City are Decent Folk
PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:53 pm 
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Location: Cardiff, Wales But still a Sanddancer.
It is nice to know that people are still supporting his cause even though he has gone over now.

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