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Baxter chinson, right, with mining magnate and philanthropist Andrew Forrest. Photo supplied by Cure Brain Cancer Foundation

Baxter inspiration behind Lions charity match

Football West News

Stirling Lions will host a charity match against South West Phoenix this Saturday to raise funds for brain cancer research.

The inspiration behind the Under 18s match is Busselton teenager Baxter Hutchinson, who had surgery last Spetember after being diagnosed with the disease.

Talented Phoenix player Baxter, who turns 18 in March, had one of two malignant brain turmours removed.

Yet just two months later he was taking part in the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation’s Walk4BrainCancer Perth charity walk – even gaining the dollar-for-dollar backing of WA billionaire mining magnate and philanthropist Andrew Forrest.

Incredibly Baxter helped raise more than $460,000.

Saturday’s charity match at Macedoia Park will kick off at 5pm. It will be a gold coin donation entry and all gate money, as well as takings over the canteen and bar and raffle ticket sales, will go to the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.

Gates open at 4pm.