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MOURNERS in Sunderland shirts have begun lining the streets with balloons as Bradley Lowery’s brave household and friend Jermain Defoe get ready for his funeral.Defoe left a pre-season training camp in Spain with his brand-new club Bournemouth so he can be at the service in Blackhall, County Durham, today. Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery will get emotional send-off today with numerous mourners expected to go to

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Individuals line the path of the funeral procession with a Spiderman balloon ahead of Bradley Lowery’s funeral

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The street Bradley’s hearse will pass has been lined with colourful balloons as mourners were urged not to wear black

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Individuals in ‘Bradley Lowery’ shirts begin arriving at the funeral in Blackhall Colliery, County Durham, today

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Friends and family encouraged mourners to use football shirts in memory of the tragic youngster

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A girl in a Sunderland t-shirt ties a balloon to a railing along with the funeral path

Speakers outside will allow anybody who is not able to get into the church to listen to the service.A statement from the twitter account @Bradleysfight said the funeral service was”available to everyone who wants to come and commemorate Bradley’s life and pay their respects to show him how much he was loved”. It added:” You can wear whatever you desire for

the funeral service but the friends and family have actually picked the theme cancer has no colours. So they are wearing football tops, it doesn’t matter exactly what group or colour.”Sunderland AFC also commemorated the young fan today, publishing a picture

of him on its main account along with “Bradley Lowery 2011– 2017. Red and White Forever.”The club added:”Our ideas are with the friends and family of @BradleysFight on this sad day. #OneBradleyLowery. “PA: Press Association Jermain Defoe has actually left a pre-season training school in Spain with his new club Bournemouth so he

can attend the service Loved ones of Bradley have actually been encouraged to use football t-shirts to assist celebrate his life The child had been a mascot for Sunderland several times last season and was likewise a mascot for England at Wembley Advocates had hoped an enormous fundraising effort last year could get Bradley to the US for pioneering treatment for the childhood cancer, however his sad family revealed at Christmas that his cancer was terminal.He was a mascot for Sunderland numerous times last season and was also a mascot

for England at Wembley.He had a close friendship with 34-year-old Defoe, who stated Bradley had been his “best pal”and would continue to inspire him.Brave Bradley Lowery has died aged six as he loses battle with cancer Bournemouth posted a message on the club’s

main Twitter feed upon Thursday which stated:”@IAmJermainDefoe has today left our pre-season training school and

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funeral to pay their respects and bid farewell.” His moms and dads Gemma and Carl have also asked those who can not go to the funeral service to hold a fundraising day at work or school for the Bradley Lowery Foundation.Pupils from Blackhall Colliery Main School participated in one voice to sing “Smile for Bradley “. The performance was led by year one students

who signed up with school at the

very same time as Bradley, and studied and played along side him.The song– a reworking of the classic’ Smile’by local sibling duo Liv n’ G with brand-new lyrics penned for him– has actually become

a favorable way for the youngsters to keep in mind their friend.Heartwarming minute Bradley Lowery’s schoolmates perform revamping of classic tune’Smile’in homage to brave young boy Headteacher, Joanna Clark

, likewise said the school is preparing to construct an outside play location which will be called after Bradley.She said:” That was what he delighted in most in reception-whenever he might go outside he would be first out the door.”So we thought of exactly what we could have in school that would be an enduring homage to him and we considered a new play location with a pirate boat, a slide and a climbing up frame: simply all the things that Bradley, as a year one kid now, would definitely enjoy.”We spend for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at!.?.! or call 0207 782 4368