A BIG hearted youngster has raised hundreds of pounds after being determined to do something for city schoolboy Oscar Saxelby-Lee.

Last year, when thousands signed up to the stem cell donor register in a bid to find a match for Oscar who has a rare type of cancer, eight-year-old Michael Trenton was disappointed to find out he was too young to register.

But inspired by Oscar's story, the Stanley Road boy decided to hold a bake sale on March 16. Michael and mum Tamsin Treston baked cakes for the event, and raised £200 at the event for DKMS, the blood cancer charity.

Mrs Treston said: "Having hoped to raise £50 Michael was blown away by everyone's generosity and delighted that he was able to help a little boy who was so poorly.

"Several friends who were unable to attend the sale asked how to make a donation and through a Facebook fundraising page, a further £271 was raised.

"Boosted by a donation from his very proud parents, Michael has raised over £500 for DKMS and is following Oscar's progress online.

"He has his fingers crossed that Oscar makes a full recovery.

"We are extremely proud of Michael.

"The sale was entirely his own idea and was organised and run with very little input from us. We expect this is the first of many charity events that he will organise."

Earlier this year Oscar had been given just three months to live, but in March there was good news announced after a stem cell match was found, and the five-year-old Pitmaston Primary School pupil was now waiting for a transplant.

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