A CHARITY fundraiser hosted by a Caversham business raised more than £3,000 for Charlie Ilsley.

The Flower Shop hosted a 20th birthday bash for its store combined with a fundraiser for the twelve year old boy from Emmer Green, last week.

Charlie has been cleared of cancer but to prevent it from returning, he is now having Immunotherapy in Germany, which costs a total of £47,000.

During the day, the online auction and raffle, drawn by Charlie himself, managed to raise over £3,000 to go towards Charlie's treatment.

Cherie Potter, a director at The Flower Shop, said the day was "amazing" and people enjoyed watching flower demonstrations, drinking tea and eating cake.

Toni Ilsley, Charlie's mum, met Mrs Potter for the first time at the fundraising event.

She said: "The fact she did it - what can I say, it's so kind."

Mrs Ilsley explained that the family will be returning to Germany next week for Charlie's second phase of Immunotherapy.

She added that £30,000 still needed to be raised to cover the total costs.

To help with this, the family are hosting a fancy dress Halloween party at Reading Golf Club on November 2 - complete with a disco.

Tickets cost £5 per person.