A youngster from West Stockworth scored a striking success with a charity fancy dress football match, more than achieving his goal by netting a league topping £13,000 in charity cash for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
Jack Butt, 13, from Doncaster, was diagnosed with a brain tumour and underwent a 15 hour-operation at the hospital in June 2012.
Mum, Amanda Butt, had taken Jack to the doctors after he complained of double vision, and an MRI scan revealed he had a brain tumour.
Amanda said: “I’m so glad I took him to be checked because if I hadn’t, he might not be here with us today.”
Now only a few months after his ordeal, Jack took to the pitch to join his friends in the fundraising football tournament he had helped to organise, raising £1,346 on the day to add to the £12,000 Jack raised last year by doing a sponsored swim.
Amanda said: “To see Jack running around again and playing football after not being long out of a wheelchair is amazing. He’s been so determined and brave through all of this and seeing him doing something that he loves- and scoring a goal - is a dream come true.
“As a parent it’s just overwhelming to see him back doing something that was so normal before all of this happened.”