THE family of brave Belbroughton schoolboy Finley Hill says it is now their duty to help others after featuring in a music video to raise awareness of stem cell donations.

Seven-year-old Finley last month received a stem cell transplant to help cure a deadly rare immune system disorder - familial HLH - after a months-long search for a donor finally proved successful.

Now, Finley and parents Paul and Jo are backing a song called The Tide of 10,000 Donors, released by singer-songwriter Lee Gordon and Cheshire donor-seeker Peter McCleave.

The Hill family are featured in the music video for the single in a touching scene where they welcome blood cancer sufferer and father-of-two McCleave, who attended donor drives for Finley, into their home.

And they are hoping the song makes a big splash in the charts to spread the word of the importance of stem cell donation and raise funds for blood cancer charities such as DKMS and the Anthony Nolan Trust.

Dad Paul said: "We were introduced to Pete when we did our first donor drive after Finn became poorly and he came down to show his support. He also needs a match.

"He's a former ironman who needs a stem cell donation but because he's mixed race - part Portuguese - it makes it more difficult genetically.

"He was given seven years to live [three years ago] and he has really struggled to get a donor.

"Pete had the idea of bringing a record out to raise awareness and if we can get it in the charts, that would be a big help.

"We were very much on board having been through it ourselves, what it's like to wait for a donor - the flip of the stomach, the anxiety, the 'will we, won't we get through to the other side?'"

The single is on sale for 99p and was released on Friday - see for more details. Visit to find out how to register as a potential donor.

As Hagley Primary School pupil Finley continues to recover and hope for a future which looked very much in doubt some months ago before his lifesaving donor came forward, dad Paul says now is the time to help others in the same boat.

He added: "It's frustrating that a lot of people don't know about the need for stem cell donations. I could scream sometimes. We are trying our hardest to spread the word.

"But we knew nothing about stem cells before all of this. Now it's our job to help others as well as thanking the angels that Finn made it through his transplant."

The Hill family will also feature in BBC One programme Inside Out tonight (Monday), in an episode focusing on stem cell donor searches.