MUMS from the area are hoping to have raised at least £1,000 for little Bradley Lowery after dressing up for a red and white themed walk.

More than 50 mums and their children took part in the walk in Durham City in aid of five-year-old Bradley Lowery, from Blackhall, County Durham, who is battling neuroblastoma.

They dressed up in red and white for the walk between Durham Market Place and Wharton Park as a tribute to the young Sunderland fan.

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Mary Carroll, 36, from Sherburn Village organised the walk and took part with her two-year-old son Noah.

She said: “We had a really good turnout. I was quite emotional to see so many people come. We’re all mums ourselves and we have little children so the thought of something like that happening to us made us want to put something back.

“I’ve got a two-year-old and I know I would need that help and support if I was in that position. I’m so pleased we’ve been able to do something.”

So far the walk has raised around £1,000 to help with Bradley’s treatment, with further sponsorship money due to be collected.

Bradley is currently undergoing chemotherapy and is due to return to hospital today for further treatment.

Last month, new scans revealed a new tumour in his back.

Any money raised which is not needed for Bradley’s treatment will be used to help other children.