Sunderland AFC staff embark on epic challenge for Bradley Lowery Foundation

Written by on 8th May 2018

A group of Sunderland AFC staff will embark on a grueling challenge for a fantastic cause following the final game of the football season.

The two-day challenge involves cycling 52 miles across the Scottish islands, using five different ferry crossings in and around North Kintyre and Firth of Clyde to complete the route. There are four cycle stages, encompassing stunning coastline and countryside, involving some of the toughest roads on the islands.

Chris Coleman and Kit Symons will also be joining the group.

Speaking about the challenge chief executive Martin Bain said:

“Bradley had such a huge impact on our football club and it is fantastic to see our staff coming together to support a cause that means so much to them and to Sunderland fans. It will be a tough challenge but there is a real desire from the group to complete the route to raise awareness and as much money as possible for the Bradley Lowery Foundation.”

Gemma Lowery added:

“There have been so many fantastic fundraising initiatives taking place and for the club that Bradley loved so much to be at the forefront of that is brilliant. We really appreciate the efforts that the Sunderland staff are going to in order to raise money for the charity and we’ll be supporting them all the way.”

Sunderland AFC launched its For Bradley initiative, in conjunction with the Bradley Lowery Foundation, at the end of 2017, with the aim of creating a holiday home for sick children and their families, allowing them to spend precious time together, to be named Bradley’s Place.

Every penny raised by the riders’ efforts will go to the Bradley Lowery Foundation. To support them in their challenge visit

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