A FUN day jam-packed with activities was held after a family’s plea to raise money for a five-year-old with leukaemia and other children like him. 

The fun day, held at Worcester Racecourse for the Hand in Hand for Oscar campaign, offered a bouncy castle, a cake sale, a toy stall, guess the teddy’s name and other family activities.

Organiser Sarah Wurmli said: “It was just going to be a cake sale but then everyone wanted to get involved. The racecourse kindly let us have it here. It’s stayed dry and it’s been really busy.”

The event raised over £7000. Mrs Wurmli said: " We wanted to raise £1000 so we have absolutely smashed that. I am so grateful to everyone who came. We are going to give the money to Oscar's Crowd Funding Page."

Safe Haven Parrot and Animal Therapy Farm were at the event with some furry friends including Dutch rabbits for people to cuddle and a parrot named Hope.
Sainsbury’s donated sweets for the sweet stall.

Worcestershire Rock Choir performed some hits and there was a snow machine to give the day some wintery magic. 

A set of goal posts were borrowed and children were offered the chance to win sweets if they got three goals.

The day was part of a fundraising drive for Oscar Saxelby Lee who has been fighting leukaemia. 

The local community has rallied around the Pitmaston Primary school pupil, holding a plethora of fundraising efforts to raise the £500,000 needed for specialist cancer treatment not available on the NHS. 

The campaign has now topped £600,000 but Oscar’s parents, Olivia Saxelby and Jamie Lee, have urged supporters to continue to donate to the appeal, via the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust, to fund research for other children with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.