Doncaster teenager honoured for charity work

Jack Butt shortlisted for the Child Fundraiser of the Year Award
Jack Butt shortlisted for the Child Fundraiser of the Year Award

A brave teenager has been recognised for his fundraising efforts after overcoming a brain tumour and pledging to help others.

Jack Butt, pictured, aged 13, was one of three finalists shortlisted for the prestigious Institute of Fundraising’s Child Fundraiser of the Year Award in London.

Jack has made it his mission to raise money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity to thank the staff there who looked after him.

His proud mum Amanda said: “What he’s already achieved is amazing, and we could not be more proud of his determination and bravery after everything he has been through.”

The determined youngster was diagnosed with a large brain tumour in 2012 after waking up with double vision, and immediately underwent a seven hour life-saving operation. After the operation Jack was treated in intensive care.

Jack, who started fundraising the same year, has raised a grand total of more than £15,000 since he made his pledge.

The budding sportsman, who raised £10,000 by completing a 50-length Swimathon, has also organised everything from football tournaments to bake sales and Christmas fairs.

Jack, who lives in West Stockwith, has pledged to continue his fundraising. Visit