A FUND-raising event will take place to raise money for the Hand in Hand appeal to support Oscar Saxelby-Lee.

The Worcester News reported last month on the joyous news when a stem-cell match was found for the five-year-old, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in December 2018.

Sarah Smith, aged 41, who owns Shake, Rattle and Groove (SRG), a company that provides workshops for children, said:”I had the idea to organise something for little Oscar as my son, George, is at the Pitmaston Primary School - the same school as Oscar.

“All the parents were devastated when we heard the dreadful news about Oscar as we are all such a close-knit group.

“I’m so pleased that Oscar has finally found a stem-cell match but I wanted to give to his fund to help the family with on-going costs such as buying food to take the pressure off them at this difficult time.

“As I already run a well-established group for young children, I thought I would use this to my advantage to help the cause.”

There will be six interactive sessions on the day, with dance, puppetry and singing.

The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance to hand out chocolate goodies to participants.

“The day is open to everyone in the community who wishes to come along and support such a brave little boy, but the focus of the entertainment will be on children up to the age of seven.

“The day will be so much fun, with lots of interactivity for children and ‘big’ children to play and just enjoy themselves at this great opportunity,” Sarah added.

The family event will take place on Sunday, April 14 at the Countryside Centre, Worcester Woods Country Park and the first session of the day will start at 10.30am.