A CELEBRITY football match will be held in memory of Bradley Lowery.

Goodison Park, home of Everton FC, will host the game at 3pm on Monday, May 6 to raise funds for The People’s Place mental health campaign and the Bradley Lowery Foundation, towards a holiday home for families supported by the charity.

Bradley Lowery- the boy who touched the hearts of millions

Evertonian and former WBC World Cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew will captain The People’s Place XI, whilst Bradley’s Boys will be skippered by EastEnders actor Danny Dyer.

It is the second celebrity charity game hosted at Goodison in honour of Bradley, with the first taking place in September 2017 involving Olly Murs and ‘Line of Duty’ star Stephen Graham.

Bradley, who had neuroblastoma, captured the nation’s heart by appearing as a mascot for Sunderland and England football teams, before he passed away at the age of six in July 2017.

The youngster also had a special bond with Everton after winning fans' heart during a trip to Sunderland’s Stadium of Light in September 2016 and he was a special guest at Goodison for two games.

The Northern Echo: MASCOT: Bradley Lowery  appears as mascot alongside Sunderland captain Jermain Defoe during their match against Everton at the Stadium of Light. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Celebrity names already confirmed for the charity game on May Bank Holiday weekend include Love Island stars Chris Hughes, Jack Fowler, Josh Denzal and Dom Lever as well as reality TV stars James Argent, Dan Osborne and Liam Gatsby. They be lacing up their boots and running out alongside television personalities Calum Best, Jake Wood, Shayne Ward and Dean Gaffney.

In the coming weeks, more celebrity and former Everton players will be named in the squads.

Bradley’s mother, Gemma Lowery said: “Thank you to everyone at Everton and Sellebrity Soccer for allowing us to be part of this amazing event again and for all the continued support. I’m really looking forward to being down in Liverpool again on the 6th May and I hope to see you all there.”

Everton in the Community CEO Richard Kenyon said: “Our fans have already shown tremendous support for our plans to build a mental health facility in Liverpool 4 and this celebrity charity match gives them another opportunity to contribute whilst having a fun day out with all the family.

"The day will also provide us with a welcome opportunity to come together again with the Lowery family and celebrate and remember Bradley, an inspirational young boy who we were proud to adopt as one of our own.”

All profits from the 2019 fixture will again be split between Everton in the Community and the Bradley Lowery Foundation. 

Arranged in conjunction with the Lowery family, and with the assistance of Sellebrity Soccer, tickets will be sold online at evertonfc.com and are priced £10 for adults and £5 for under-16s.