3rd Jul, 2020

Holyoakes Field First School digs deep to help little boy Oscar

Rob George 18th Oct, 2019

BIG-HEARTED children from Holyoakes Field First School dug deep last Friday to help a little boy in need of vital hospital treatment.

The pupils held a non-uniform day as their contribution to ‘Oscar Day’ a drive to raise £500,000 to pay for treatment for brave Worcester five-year-old Oscar Saxelby-Lee.

Cancer sufferer Oscar underwent successful stem cell treatment some months ago but recently his family heard his condition, known as T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, had returned.

Unfortunately there are no further treatment options available to him on the NHS but there is help available in Singapore.

This however comes at a cost – £500,000 – sparking a massive fundraising drive which has touched the hearts of people right across Worcestershire.

Last Friday Oscar’s school in Worcester declared it ‘Oscar Day’ to raise money for his treatment and organisers hoped other schools across the county would join in too.

Holyoakes duly responded, holding not only a non-uniform day but also a second hand uniform sale raising more than £300 to the cause which has already passed the £400,000 mark.

Visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com and search for Hand in Hand for Oscar for the latest on the appeal.

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