A young fundraiser has boosted funds at two Oxfordshire charities to the tune of more than £3,000.

Andrew Baker, 20, split the money he raised from a charity football tournament between Oxford Children’s Hospital and Abingdon Town Amateur Boxing Club. Both will get £1,700.

A total of 23 teams from across Oxfordshire took part in the six-a-side Play 2 Give event during the summer.

Teams from businesses like Miele in Abingdon and Siemens in Oxford, firefighters and a team from Oxford United battled it out at Oxford City Football Club’s Court Place Farm ground.

Mr Baker, of King Walk, Didcot, has been a prolific fundraiser for six years and has pledged to raise £20,000 for the Children’s Hospital to increase its equipment and facilities.

At the age of 12, Mr Baker had life saving surgery to remove a brain tumour.

He said: “I know how important great care is in hospital and am thrilled to have raised this money for what I believe is an incredibly important cause. This is the second time we have done this event and it has got bigger and better — we can’t wait to do it all again next year.”

Mr Baker was helped in organising the tournament by Maxine Ford, of Clifton Hampden.

She said: “It’s a lot of hard work organising an event like this, but this year everything really came together. It’s great to have established this as an annual event that can now go from strength-to-strength.”

Penny Hambridge, children’s development officer at the hospital, said: “We hear a lot of negative things about the youth of today, but he is a shining example of how generous and public spirited young people can be.”

The money donated to Abingdon Town Amateur Boxing Club will go towards its £200,000 fundraising mission to build a custom-made gym.

Fundraising committee member Alison Stone said: “We are so pleased. We just can’t believe he chose us — he really is a saint.”