Jack is West Coast’s new junior No.1 ticket holder

Jack is West Coast’s new junior No.1 ticket holder

THE West Coast Eagles have a new junior No.1 ticket holder and he is already kicking goals off the field.

After growing his hair for more than two years, Jack Churchman got it chopped off recently week by West Coast Eagles Cancer Council WA ambassadors Luke Shuey and Andrew Gaff, raising more than $9000 for Cancer Council WA.

The nine-year-old from Bassendean has been running Jack’s Big Cut – his Cancer Council WA fundraising campaign – since 2014 after being inspired by young people living with cancer.

“There were some kids in my sister’s class who had cancer and it was hard for them,” he said.

“I felt really bad for them. I just wanted to help.”

Shuey, who cut Jack’s hair, said he was amazed at the result of Jack’s fundraising efforts.

“What Jack has done has blown me away, raising $9000 for Cancer Council WA is outstanding,” Shuey said.

While Jack was going to have a break from fundraising to allow his hair to return to a more manageable state, he did have one piece of advice for people who were thinking about giving fundraising a go.

“Some people might think they are too small or too young to help people with cancer, but everyone can do something,” Jack said.

“If I did it so can you, so just do it for cancer.”

Jack’s great community efforts led to the additional surprise of being honoured with the junior No.1 ticket-holder’s mantle, where he follows on from Zac Mainwaring.

Jack is a junior member, but had donated the funds he would normally commit to paying for it towards his commitment on behalf of Cancer Council WA.

He has rarely been to an Eagles game, but will now have two tickets to every home game for the next two years.

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