LIV’n’G sisters Olivia Crawford (16) and Georgia Fletcher (22) who released ‘Smile for Bradley’ on 23 June have been in Benidorm this week after requests for the song bombarded local radio stations.
The song is a reworking of the classic ‘Smile’ by Liv n’ G with new lyrics penned just for six-year-old Bradley Lowery.
Bradley, from Blackhall Colliery, near Hartlepool in the UK, battled cancer most of his young life before he lost his fight on July 7.
His life changed at the age of 18 months when he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma.
Bradley beat the disease once but after some time in remission it came back in July 2016.
His family desperately raised money for treatment in the US but doctors delivered the heart-breaking news that the little boy’s cancer had become terminal.
Bradley’s mum Gemma announced on Facebook that he had lost his battle with cancer at 1:35pm on July 7.
Any money raised which did not go towards Bradley’s treatment will be put into the Bradley Lowery Foundation to support others going through the same ordeal.
‘Smile for Bradley’ has been endorsed by the Chaplin organisation and Bradley’s family also love the video.
It has been on Amazon, Google Play and iTunes bestseller lists and reached number 3 on the iTunes download chart, before entering the UK official charts at number 4. It has also been in the Vodafone official chart for 2 weeks, at number 4 and 11.
BBC Tees presenter Paul ‘Goffy’ Gough who runs Goffy Media in Hartlepool and was instrumental in organising LIV’n’G’svisits to radio stations in Benidorm said:
‘The radio station managers contacted me afterbeing bombarded with requests for the song and LIV’n’G, so I contacted the family, who were only too happy to launch ‘Smile for Bradley’ on the Costa Blanca.’
LIV’n’G’s Georgia added, ’every penny earned from the single and video will go to Bradley’s Foundation and help young people and families in similar circumstances. We are so proud to be launching the single in Benidorm and have received so many lovely messages.’
The girls took to the decks at Cool FM on Tuesday, introducing ‘Smile for Bradley’ and have been live on Facebook throughout the week.
For more information, check out https://www.facebook.com/LIVnGmusic/.