5th Apr, 2020

Staff and children at Droitwich's Witton Middle School don their onesies for Oscar

Tristan Harris 20th Oct, 2019 Updated: 20th Oct, 2019

CHILDREN and staff from Droitwich’s Witton Middle School came dressed in onesies to help the fund-raising campaign for Oscar Saxelby-Lee.

The ‘Onesie Day’ for Oscar saw everyone in pyjamas and dressing gowns, notching up a total of £271.

Headteacher Mrs Bourne said: “The children have really impressed me with their enthusiasm and desire to support this cause.

“They chose how they wanted to raise the money through donations and wearing our Onesies proved to be the most popular choice.

“As a school we wanted to show support for Oscar and his family, and to show that they are in our thoughts.”

She added she was thrilled the school had raised the amount towards Oscar’s treatment and ongoing costs.

The brave five-year-old battled T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia after being diagnosed just before Christmas last year and hopes of a recovery were boosted after a successful transplant.

But his devoted parents were spurred into action on September 13 after the devastating news Oscar’s leukaemia had returned following his bone marrow transplant.

At this point, they were told that there were no further options available on the NHS for his type of leukaemia.

Oscar’s parents vowed to fund-raise to ensure if any possible treatment options were available outside the NHS, they would pay for them.

One of these potential treatments was Car-T therapy in Singapore. Currently, in the UK, Car-T therapy is already available for children with the more common B cell variant, but not for children with the harder to treat T-cell leukaemia.

Over the last three weeks, the family have been overwhelmed that more than £500,000 has been collected.

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