PUBS across Stourport will be collecting money this weekend to raise money for a schoolboy with cancer to get treatment abroad.

An outpouring of support for the five-year-old schoolboy, from Worcester, has seen dozens of individuals, schools, sports teams, dance clubs and businesses across Worcestershire pledge money and organise events in a bid to raise the £500,000 needed for Oscar to have specialist treatment in Singapore.

Oscar Saxelby-Lee’s family say doctors have told them he only has a window of between three and five weeks in which he will be strong enough to travel to Singapore and undergo specialist CAR-T cell therapy, which is not currently available on the NHS.

The family say they have been spurred on by the community's response to their emotional appeal for help to save their son after a stem cell transplant in May failed.

Oscar, who has a rare T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, was briefly cancer free after the transplant but the leukaemia returned.

Among those fundraising for the appeal, Burlish Park Primary raised over £1,000 on Wednesday with a non-uniform day.

Pubs across Stourport will also be displaying donation buckets this weekend.

This includes The Rising Sun, The Lodge, The Black Star, Brothers of Ale, The Hollybush, Brinton Arms, The Angel Inn, The Old Beams, Ye Olde Crown Inn, The Wheatsheaf and The Mitre Oak.

Charlotte Astley, who organised the collections, said: "If you are in the pub over the weekend and have a spare £1 in the change from your round, please please pop it in the bucket.

"The Follicles have gigs locally this weekend and Lisa's Slimming World Stourport are also collecting."

Donations can also be made online at