THE parents of Oscar Saxelby-Lee have shared pictures of themselves and Oscar enjoying a trip to the beach to show their appreciation for the charity that backed his campaign.

Olivia Saxelby and Jamie Lee shared the pictures as the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust marked the fifth anniversary since it first registered as a charity.

The trust supported Oscar and his parents in their efforts to raise money for life-saving treatment for his leukaemia overseas.

The family turned to the GKCCT after being told by doctors in the UK that there were no more treatments available to him on the NHS.

People across Worcestershire and further afield flocked to help, with the Hand in Hand for Oscar Appeal reaching its £500,000 target in less than three weeks.

Oscar, from St John’s, Worcester, went on to have C-ART treatment in Singapore and a second bone marrow transplant in 2019, and has now been cancer free for 18 months.

Mum Olivia Saxelby said: “The Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust has become a life line for us as a family: saving us, supporting us and helping us throughout the journey of childhood cancer and beyond.

“They have played an integral part in Oscar’s life-saving treatment for which we are forever grateful.

“To watch Oscar enjoy the smallest of things in life free from pain is the dream we once dreamt - but now look at him!

“Growing, enjoying and experiencing the beauty of life as best he can.

“We simply couldn’t thank the team and community that support this amazing charity enough.

“Grace’s legacy is one that we will admire and honour for the rest of our lives.”

The Hand in Hand for Oscar appeal went on to raise £713,000 – any money not spent on Oscar’s treatment will go towards funding research into childhood cancers.