Written By: Wednesday, January 10th 2018

Several local communities are rallying round a family dealing with the fight of their life.

9 year old Brooklyn Hutton of the Desboro area was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of Stage 4 cancer back in September.

She was attending Sullivan Community School before the treatments started.

Since then, her family have been travelling back and forth to London – 40 treatments in all – over the course of 40 weeks.

And that can get expensive with gas, parking and food.

A number of fundraisers are being held to help them get through it all.

Arran Elderslie Ice Dogs Pee Wee Coach Chris Stephen thought they’d plan a charity game against the Rebels and a bake sale.

He tells Dock News he had no idea it would grow to what its become now.

There have been a number of donations for prizing from area businesses while the referees have donated their time; the Grey Bruce Labour Council has sponsored the ice time and MPP Bill Walker will be doing a live charity auction at the event.

“We originally intended a small event and its grown leaps and bounds. We didn’t really have to ask for a lot.”

If she’s up to it, Brooklyn has also been asked to drop the first puck with her family in attendance.

The game starts at 6pm Friday, January 12 at the Chesley Arena.

A Go Fund Me campaign has also been started and at the time of this story it was in excess of $20,000.

Minor hockey teams throughout Grey Bruce have also been purchasing flashy gold laces as another fundraiser for the Hutton family.

Donations can also be dropped off at several locations including Kettles restaurant in Chatsworth, The Co operators in Hanover, Holst Office Supplies in Hanover and Marlin Travel in Walkerton.