by WINSTON McKENZIE (Prospective London Mayoral Candidate 2020)
Heroes are brave. Heroes are selfless. Some heroes even give their lives that others might live as Christ did for us.
I am currently in conversation with some selfless people willing to give their all, and much more, in the hope that they have what it takes to raise funds totalling some £192,000 to save the lives of 2 more young children, albeit infants, after hearing the heart-rendering tales of little Isla Caton and Micky Bennett.
Many of you will be familiar with the name of Jermain Defoe, an Internationally renowned Premier League football star. The unstinting support of the Tottenham star for young Bradley Lowery in his heroic effort to beat Neuroblastoma was a feat to be admired.
First, let us express our gratitude and thanks to Bradley, who lost his battle with neuroblastoma in July 2017, and his parents, for without their continued push for media exposure there would be very little hope for others. The Lowery’s brave and calculated gesture was led by his Mother, Gemma Lowery, her Husband Carl and their other son Kieran.
Bradley was Gemma’s inspiration for setting up the Foundation. She felt the need to create a lasting legacy for her brave Son, so in August 2017 “The Bradley Lowery Foundation” was formed.
The Lowerys’ aims were to help children stricken with this and other cancer related diseases to access equipment and facilities they required, not yet available on the NHS. Our thanks go out to the Lowery family unreservedly for the vehicle formed, that others like myself are at liberty to campaign for on behalf of these deserving children.
Paula Stock, a close family friend from Dagenham, her son and colleagues have gone a step further and organised a “White-collar Charity Boxing Event” to raise funds. To be held on Saturday 22nd September ’18, at The Lighthouse, 254-270 Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0DP, to include the live-screening of Anthony Joshua’s forthcoming Heavyweight Championship Clash with Alexander Povetkin the same night.
Please come on down and support a great cause. The team are working tirelessly in their efforts to secure the shortfall of £144,000. The funds would be potentially life-saving and would give the children a distinct chance of survival in their own desperate battles.
Without you, the children’s chances are slim. For more info please visit the campaign on: – www.teamisla.co.uk and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9WwASJaai2WLyyv4L6LX5Q
God Bless these sick children and help their families to cope.