SARA Davies, the new star of hit BBC television show Dragons’ Den, has become a patron of the Bradley Lowery Foundation.

More than two years after Bradley’s death, in July 2017, his mum, Gemma, has turned the tragedy of his short life into a beacon of hope for other youngsters with life-limiting conditions.

Since it was founded, the charity has raised more than £3million for poorly children; established a dedicated support line for the families of children with cancer; donated £100Ks to researching childhood cancers; campaigned for new drugs to be introduced with plans to build a holiday home for sick children and their families.

Ms Davies, founder of Newton Aycliffe-based Crafter’s Companion, designs, which manufactures and sells craft products online, said: “I remember hearing about Bradley and how the nation fell in love with his cheeky personality and winning smile. His legacy has enabled hundreds of poorly children to receive specialist equipment, physiotherapy, life-changing treatment, and so much more.”