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Bulldogs to hold Fundraiser for Inaugural women's player Jayde Britton
Article Courtesy of Renee Valentine and the Newcastle Star
Warners Bay Australian Rules Football Club are rallying behind one of their own with a fundraising day for former women’s player Jayde Britton this month.
Ms Britton, who played for the Bulldogs in their inaugural season in 2015, has been diagnosed with cervical cancer at the age of 31.
Warners Bay women’s captain Elizabeth Brown said the club wanted to do something to help Ms Britton, who remains involved with the Bulldogs.
“We have a strong sense of community in the club and when one of us is down we all step up,” Ms Brown said.
“It’s pretty heartbreaking to be a 31-year-old and to be struck down as she has been.”
Ms Britton is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy and the club are hoping to raise funds to help cover her medical expenses.
“Anything extra we raise will be donated directly to the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation,” Ms Brown said.
On May 27, the Bulldogs will hold a fundraising day ‘Hands in for Jayde’ at their home ground of Feighan Oval, Warners Bay.
They are encouraging community members to get along throughout the day to show their support for the cause. There will be raffles, donation buckets and fundraising will continue at the Blackbutt Hotel that evening from 6pm. All welcome.
They have also set up a mycause page for Ms Britton.