ANOTHER event has been organised to help find a donor for five-year-old Oscar who is in desperate need of a stem cell transplant.

Following the record-breaking support from last weekend’s registration event at Pitmaston Primary School, the appeal continues to help Oscar Saxelby-Lee who has T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

Louise White, whose son Ernie is a friend of Oscar, has organised an event to be hosted at Worcester Guildhall on Saturday (March 9).

Mrs White, aged 35, said: “My son went to preschool with Oscar so they’re pretty good friends.

“You have to put yourself in the family’s shoes. It is a difficult time for them. I am doing what any mum would do and trying to help the family out.

“It’s about getting everyone to take part and raise awareness of what can be done to help. It’s really important for as many people to register as possible. It could potentially save a boy’s life.

“I’m very touched by how many people in Worcester and the wider community have come together. The turnout at Pitmaston Primary School over the weekend was incredible, it was very touching.”

The donor registration event, which already has 50 volunteers signed up, will take place from 10am to 4pm.

Anyone in good health between the age of 17 to 55 and weighing over 7st 12lbs (50kg) is urged to attend. The charity DKMS will take swabs from attendees and check if they are a tissue match for Oscar.

The Mayor of Worcester, Jabba Riaz, said: “I’m very proud of the overwhelming response of Worcester people to this appeal, showing once again that we are a city of love, not hate. I’m delighted the Guildhall is providing another opportunity to support Oscar and I want to urge everyone who has been touched by his battle against cancer to come along and register to be a donor.”

The University of Worcester is hosting a further event on March 14, between 10am and 6pm. If you cannot make these events, there is an option to request a kit online by visiting:

Parents of Oscar, Olivia Saxelby and Jamie Lee, found out their son had the rare form of leukaemia on December 28. They have since been told Oscar urgently needs a stem cell transplant.


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