A CHILDREN'S charity is being set up in memory of a Southampton schoolboy who died following a severe asthma attack.

Nine-year-old Jamie Stubbs saved the lives of four other people by donating his organs after his death in May 2002.

The brave Millbrook schoolboy, who had a passion for helping others, had told his parents he wanted his organs to be donated and Southamp-ton General Hospital found recipients for his lungs, kidney, liver and heart valves.

Since his death, his parents Colin and Sharon have raised about £2,000 for the Southampton-based charity Asthma and Allergy Information Research (AAIR).

The couple have also opened the back garden at their home in Studland Road, Millbrook, as a memorial to Jamie and to further boost funds.

Now the family has revealed plans for their own charity in Jamie's memory.

The proposals are currently awaiting approval from the Charities Commission, but could be up and running by the summer.

Once launched, Jamie's Wish will raise cash for asthma research and organ donation, as well as providing dream holidays and equipment for terminally ill children.

As a "thank you", supporters will also be able to nominate two charities of their choice for consideration to receive a slice of the money raised.

Speaking today on what would have been Jamie's 12th birthday, Mr Stubbs, 45, said: "We have had letters and responses from across the world after what happened to Jamie.

"The charity has been planned from day one really but it has taken some time to get it all together. There has been lots of red tape to get through.

"But I feel like Jamie is wanting me to do it; he is pushing me all the way.''

The charity's emblem will be a smiley face, chosen because of Jamie's cheeky smile.

Mr Stubbs is also putting the finishing touches to a website to publicise the appeal, which will include moving letters and poems written about Jamie as well as fundraising information and helpline numbers.

Once Jamie's Wish has official approval, Mr Stubbs's wife Sharon, 36, and their daughter Kerrie-Ann, 15, will help with the day-to-day running.

Jamie's family need a new computer system on which to run the charity, as well as donations of statues, ornaments or rocks for their memorial garden.

Any company or individual able to help can contact Mr Stubbs on 07932 904130.