ALL he wants is a baby brother or sister – one that could save his life.

Now the six-year-old’s wish is closer to becoming a reality thanks to a bumper donation from budding footballers at housebuilding firm Barratt Homes.

Little Alfie Mcgurn Stewart was born with a one-in-a-million genetic condition that makes his immune system dangerously weak – meaning catching a cold could be fatal.

The Totton youngster, who has x-linked hyper IgM syndrome, must endure weekly injections to give his body the strength to fight back and his only hope of a long-term cure is a bone marrow transplant which matches his extremely rare tissue type.

But now thanks to a £18,000 donation from Barratt Homes, Alfie is closer to having a ‘saviour sibling’ which his parents Chelsea Stacey and Mike Mcgurn hope will become a life-changing donor.

Natural conception doesn’t guarantee a perfect tissue match. Instead, doctors will screen and select embryos through IVF, costing £10,000 a cycle, in order to have a baby who is compatible to act as a donor for Alfie.

Stem cells from the newborn’s umbilical cord and bone marrow will be extracted and used to boost Alfie’s immune system.

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The cash was raised during Barratt Homes’ Kick4Alfie fundraising football match at the Silverlake Stadium, home of Eastleigh Football Club.

Paul Ebbs from Barratt Homes said: “At Barratt Homes, we’re keen to help in any way we can – and this latest Kick4Alfie football match was part of our commitment to supporting those living within the local community. Our site team won the match – but the result wasn’t really important.

“It was great to see so many people there demonstrating their support for this very worthy little boy.

“I’d like to thank all those who came to watch, and Eastleigh Football Club for being such generous hosts.”

The housebuilder is preparing to launch its The Pavilions development on the site of the former Moorgreen Hospital in West End this winter.