EMERGENCY services are coming together to aid brave Belbroughton boy Finley Hill's search for a donor match.

Ambulance staff from Bromsgrove Hub are joining forces with 999 colleagues later this month to help the seven-year-old, who urgently needs a transplant.

The schoolboy, who attends Hagley Primary School, has been diagnosed with rare immune system disorder familial HLH (familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis).

The condition causes damaged and enlarged organs, and without stem cell treatment he will die.

His only hope of a cure is a stem cell transplant from a perfectly matched donor.

Finley's family, including mum and dad Jo and Paul, are working tirelessly to raise awareness about the condition as well as holding events to get people to register to be donors by doing a simple mouth swab.

Hundreds of people turned up for a stem cell drive in Hagley earlier this summer as well as at the Halesowen Carnival in July, where Finley was made the VIP guest of honour.

Bromsgrove-based clinical team mentors Abi Coombs and Ruth Hodgson and technician Caroline Hadley have been following his story.

They have now helped to organise a tri-service open day at Bromsgrove Fire and Police Station on Saturday, August 31 from 12-4pm.

There, people can sign up as a blood stem cell donor and have a swab taken in the hope of finding a perfect match for Finn.

Caroline said: “Finn’s story is one that has captured our attention and our hearts.

"Aged just seven, he’s been battling this condition for three years of his short life already.

"Organising ambulance representation at the tri-service open day is the least we could do to ensure Finn gets as much help as possible to find a stem cell match to save his life.”

Only two per cent of people in the UK are on the stem cell register and the fact that Finley has a rare tissue type makes finding a donor even harder.

Swabs are taken from inside the cheek to see if someone is a match – and if they are, cells are donated just like giving blood, although in a small number of cases a small operation is required.

For more details, visit the UK Stem Cell Register via dkms.org.uk or anthonynolan.org.

To find out more about Finn the Fabulous, visit https://www.facebook.com/finnthefabulous/

The Finn the Fabulous Foundation will also be hosting its first special event - a Superhero live music night - next month.

Tickets cost £20 each, with a supper included - email Rebecca Core at rebecca.core@btinternet.com or call 07891 821698 for more details.

The event takes place at Hagley Community Centre on Saturday, September 21 from 7.30pm until midnight.

Superhero outfits are optional on the night and money raised will go towards families of children at Birmingham Children's Hospital.