Feast of football fun in Doncaster for brave Jack

Jack Butt from West Stockwith.
Jack Butt from West Stockwith.
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A fun feast of football has been lined up to help raise funds for a brave youngster battling back to fitness after a brain tumour which nearly killed him.

Youngster Jack Butt, 12, is busy helping to organise a fancy dress football tournament at the Keepmoat Stadium later this month after throwing himself into collecting cash as a thank you to the hospital that helped save his life.

Jack, who lives at West Stockwith, is learning to walk, talk and eat again after undergoing major surgery last summer to remove the tumour at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

And to help him in his recovery, keen fundraiser Jack has thrown himself into a string of fun activities to help repay staff who helped save him.

Mum Amanda said: “What he’s already achieved is amazing and we cannot be more proud of his determination and bravery after everything he has been through.

“Jack has turned a negative into a positive with his fundraising. The doctors and nurses at the hospital saved his life and helped him to become the inspiration that he is today.”

The football contest will take place from 9am to 3pm on June 9, hoping to add to the £13,000 already raised for charity.

Teams are still being sought to take part in the tournament and there will be a tournament for under 14s as well as one for 15 year old to adults.

Added Amanda: “The nurses that cared for Jack touched us so much. They seemed to be constantly there, for whatever and whenever Jack needed them. 

“They worked tirelessly. Jack calls them his angels.”

For more information on fundraising events and also to sign up for Jack’s fancy dress football tournament, visit www.tchc.org.uk