A CHARITY rugby match has raised around £30,000 for a youngster who has stolen the hearts of the community.

Oscar Saxelby-Lee’s campaign raised an enormous £500,000 in just three weeks after it was announced the five-year-old urgently needed lifesaving CAR-T cell therapy.

West Mercia Police beat Warwickshire Police by 45 to five points in a charity rugby match at Sixways in a bid to raise money for Oscar.

Over 2,000 people attended the game, which was staged by Warriors on October 9.

Oscar’s class mates marched out onto the pitch as a guard of honour, while Oscar was watching the game and waved to the crowd.


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Headteacher from Pitmaston Primary, Kate Wilcock said: "We are so delighted that hundreds of schools and businesses across and country and particularly the county have held their Oscar days and raised phenomenal sums of money. We can’t thank everyone enough for helping us to raise this incredible total."

More events have been organised to raise funds for the little boy.

Today (October 11) a fitness event is being held at Norton Village Hall, in Littleworth.

There will be four Metafit sessions which will run back to back from 9.30am to 12pm.

There will also be a bake sale on the day in the coffee shop with all proceeds going to Oscar.

The Royal Alberts Dylan Band have reformed after a six-year break and will celebrate the music of Bob Dylan across the decades.

The ‘Dylan for Oscar Night’ will take place on October 30 at Huntingdon Hall from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £12.

A family fun day to raise cash for Oscar is being held on Saturday at Pitchcroft, starting at 10am and continuing until 3.30pm. It will include stalls, performances from a number of acts including Debutots at 10am and Rock Choir at midday and 2pm.

There will be a bouncy castle, inflatable slides, and a hog roast. An auction is also being held with prizes including a week’s cottage rental in France and tickets to an England European qualifying match at Wembley.

Organiser Sarah Wurmli said: “Obviously it’s fantastic for the target to have been reached, but the family still need the money, so we would encourage people to come along give what they can and make a day of it.”

Meanwhile there is a first aid family session being held on Sunday. 

The event, called a save a life for Oscar, is being held at Oscar's school Pitmason Primary, between 10am and 3pm. 

At the event families can learn first aid basics. To book in advance email mark@sabreskill.co.uk.

Organisers say remember to bring some cash for other activities, including a cake sale, raffle and other activities.

There is a £5 minimum donation.

To donate, visit gkcct.com/oscar