Fremantle fans are once again rallying behind fellow supporter and Perth schoolgirl Amelia 'Milli' Lucas, who requires urgent support to get to Sydney for an operation as early as this Wednesday.
The Fremantle Dockers cheer squad have spearheaded the effort, auctioning off two signed Fremantle guernseys to raise much needed funds for the Lucas family.
Milli recently recovered from brain surgery to remove a tumour last year but unfortunately, the family recently revealed that the cancer has returned.
Fremantle cheer squad committee member Steve Greenwood helped organise the auction.
“We had the two guernseys, which we were originally going to raffle off with the cheer squad members at our first home game,” Greenwood said.
“Since the game hasn’t happened, the cheer squad committee decided this would be a better cause, to get some funds for Milli.
“Framesport, who I believe does the framing for Fremantle, has offered to frame the jumpers for free as well.”
Greenwood said he’s been blown away by the generosity of Fremantle’s fans so far.
“Currently we’ve got a bid of $2000 for the AFL guernsey and $500 for the AFLW guernsey,” Greenwood said.
“I’m absolutely stunned by that to be honest. It went from a $100 bid to start with, which was one of my fellow cheer squad members, and now we’re up to $2500 in total.
“That’s well beyond our dreams from when we started the auction.
“It’s not just the cheer squad, it’s the whole Freo community. I think everyone is rallying behind it.”
Milli was a guest of honour at Fremantle’s round 13 win against Port Adelaide last season were she tossed the coin and sung the team song with the boys following the win.
If you would like to bid on the guernseys, you can email Steve Greenwood directly with your bid. Please note the auction close 8pm Monday.
If you would like to support the Lucas family directly, click here for more information on how to donate.