A WORCESTER schoolboy has finally found a stem cell match after locals flocked to a city school to see if they could potentially save his life.

Pitmaston Primary School pupil Oscar Saxelby-Lee, aged five, from Worcester, is now due to undergo a transplant.

More than 4,200 people turned up at his school at the start of this month to sign up to the stem cell donor register.

Another 1,000 plus registered at the Guildhall in Worcester and hundreds signed up at another event was at the University of Worcester.

Oscar was given three months to live earlier this year, after he was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer.

Olivia Saxelby, Oscar's mum, said she was 'ecstatic' that a match had been found for her boy.

She added: "I don't think any news has ever made us so happy in our entire lives.

"We know this is the beginning of yet another tough journey but we will beat this together and get him home where he belongs, living the life he absolutely deserves.

"[He] has finally got a stem cell match, not just one but three, and will be undergoing a transplant very soon.

"It has been so so traumatic but we are over the moon with being given a chance to tackle the next step in treatment.

"Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all of you out there who have registered, supported and continued to spread the word for our beautiful boy and those in need of bone marrow cells.

"We could never have done this without you all.

"Although we haven't had specific details of the chosen donor and won't for about two years post-transplant, we will know the details such as age, gender and nationality as soon as the donor is chosen.

"What a feeling of relief and positivity to help Oscar kick cancer's butt."

Ms Saxelby said the family had been on a journey of 'heartache and dread' since Oscar's diagnosis.

Kate Wilcock, the headteacher of Pitmaston Primary School, said: "It's the best news ever. It's what we have all been waiting for.

"We are all absolute emotional wrecks. We are all behind him, he's ready for the next step."

Mrs Wilcock said the school sent parents a text message on Friday to inform them of the good news.

She added: "This is what we were all together for. We came together to try and find this person [the match]."

The headteacher said that although she did not know whether the match was found at the school's registration event earlier this month, the publicity around it led to a surge in people signing up to the stem cell donor list.

She added that Oscar was now 'coming out on top', after responding to chemotherapy and finding a match.