As of today we are officially celebrating being part of the Bradley Lowery Foundation! *
Bradley Lowery was a young boy with a rare brain tumour called neuroblastoma. He tragically lost his battle in the summer of 2017 aged just 6 years old. The foundation was set up in Bradley’s memory to help other children by raising funds for medical treatment and equipment not available in the UK.
For us this is monumental as it means we are now part of a registered charity and can accept donations with gift aid if you are a tax paying individual. It also means that businesses and larger companies that require a charity number can now make donations as well!
One of the harder announcements is that after a lot of advice from the foundation and parents of other children seeking treatment in Monterrey, we are having to increase our target to £700,000. This is a massive increase, over double that of our original baseline target. We did not come to this decision lightly, we were first given the advice over a week ago and completely dismissed it thinking it was an unrealistic target.
However, some of the families here have exhausted their funds and need to rethink fundraising. We don’t want to be put in that position after all of your generosity and hard work. We need to be able to give Edie the best chance we can.
£300,000.00 was frightening, but we’re nearly at a third after such a short time. If £700,000.00 is what it takes, then we don’t stop until we get it.
Grandad Chris after we told him how scared we were.
Our hearts shattered all over again, it feels like one step forward and three steps back, but this is how we felt when we were told £300,000, and thanks to every single one of you, we’ve managed to smash a third of that in a matter of weeks, so we know that with all of you in our corner and the huge effort each and every one of you are making, that we can do it.
We have so much faith in the love and support from you all, you truly are fighting alongside us.
Please keep fighting, we need you all now more than ever!
All our love,
Ashleigh & Steve
* For more information regarding the amazing work that they do please visit the Bradley Lowery Foundation website.)
So now to donate, please visit our new JustGiving page at
https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/thebradleyloweryfoundation/spideredie. You can also set up your own fundraiser tied to our JustGiving account on this page, simply scroll down and look to the right for the “Start fundraising” button.