A proud mum whose eight-year-old son lives a full and active life despite a disabling condition is organising a football tournament in support of the charity that inspired and supported them both.

Oscar Simpson, eight, suffers from Multiple Pituitary Hormone Deficiency - which means his pituitary gland does not release vital chemicals needed to keep him well and help him recover from injuries.

He and his mum Gemma live at Woodlands Park, Maidenhead.

He has life membership of the Pituitary Foundation - the charity which will always be there to advise and support him as he goes through life.

She said: "When Oscar was diagnosed I did not know anything about the pituitary gland. They put me in touch with other families - there is a helpline you can ring if you can't get to a GP. They are always there for you."

She has returned the favour by organising fund raising events for the charity.

The latest is the Oscar Cup Football Tournament being held at Powerleague in Ragstone Road, Slough on Sunday, June 23.

Staff at Oscar's school know he may require immediate attentions if he suffers any sort of injury or becomes sleepy.

But it has never stopped him being a vibrant football youngster who plays in school matches and attends football camps.

He says: "I love football and it won't stop me."

He is enjoying life to the full. Gemma said: "The highlight of the last year was visiting Disneyland in Paris and meeting all the characters - the low point was when Fulham was relegated, Oscar is a dedicated supporter."

Her forthcoming football tournament will run from 10am to 4pm on June 23 - and teams can enter by calling Gemma on 07739 403040 or 07764 567004.

Teams can have a maximum of seven players and entry costs £35. All players must be over 16.

Later this year in September Gemma plans a fund raising Disney themed afternoon tea at Eton Wick Village Hall and a Christmas fair there in December,

She and Oscar still have a close connection with Eton Wick where they lived at the Walk for five years.