Thumbs Up for Jack raises more than $75,000

More than $75,000 was raised for seven-year-old Jack Kemp and his family during the Thumbs Up for Jack radiothon last week.

Jack has been battling a rare form of brain cancer for four years and has undergone countless procedures on top of five major surgeries with his final surgery four weeks ago extending his life.

Last Thursday the radiothon aimed to raise $10,000 in 10 hours to help the family with medical and other associated costs to take the financial burden off during the time Jack has left.

The fundraiser reached that goal before 9am, with the number continuing to rise to more than $75,000 from the radiothon and an event GoFundMe page.

Eyre Peninsula broadcaster general manager Darren Allard said thank you to all the people and businesses who donated and assisted.

"The Thumbs Up for Jack radiothon success, has once again proved what a generous and compassionate community the Eyre Peninsula is," he said.

"To Kain, Grace, Saxon and of course Jack, whilst the future is unknown at this point, I trust that with friends like Katherine Arthur and the Eyre Peninsula community being behind you, in some small way this helps you through whatever that future holds.

"Rest assured we all have, for you and Jack, our thumbs up."

People continued to donate throughout the day as news spread across social media and students brought in their pocket money.

Of the total figure a donation of $8000 was received from Markane Seafood and $5000 from Makybe Diva Racing and Breeding.

Tony's Tuna donated $10,000 and farm manager Tony Octoman said it was moving when the donation was approved.

"The staff asked me 'What can we do? Can we donate leave? Can we help out in some way so Kain can spend time with the family?' and so I emailed the board and this is what they came back with.

"He will get leave whenever he needs it to spend time with the family and his job will always be there."

Donations are still being accepted, visit to donate.