Marie Alloway

Marie Alloway

Wokingham Half Marathon

In loving memory of Tom Stead Link opens in a new window


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I have decided to run the Wokingham Half Marathon in loving memory of Tom Stead. Not only am I good friends with his parents my son Ryan is also in the same class and football team as their youngest son. So this is a charity close to all of our hearts, please read their story below......[/p][p]Tom sadly passed away in the early hours of Boxing Day after a brave battle against osteosarcoma, (a rare form of bone cancer), aged just 19.[/p][p]Tom was diagnosed in March 2016 and spent the remainder of that year undergoing gruelling chemotherapy and a replacement knee operation. He continued with some further treatment during early 2017 but the cancer returned to the back of the same knee in May, so another operation followed by six weeks of radiotherapy. September and October were great for Tom; he returned to college and the family enjoyed a holiday in the sun. In November, Tom started feeling unwell again; the cancer had returned this time to his lungs and within two months of our holiday, Tom had passed away at home.[/p][p]Tom fought his illness so bravely and with a determination that we are all so proud of. He passed his driving test whilst feeling really unwell with chemo, he sat his first year A-Level exams in hospital, he captained the junior section of his golf club as best he could to name a few achievements during his illness. He was an inspiration to us all.[/p][p]Nobody so young should have to go through something so awful, but of course there are many families such as ours. We want to help push forward the research into bone cancer, and specifically osteosarcoma, and to also help support those who are so cruelly touched by this disease. 100% of the money raised will be donated to Bone Cancer Research Trust. It is our aim to raise £100,000 over the coming years in memory of Tom. Please give generously.[/p]
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Feb 26, 2020

Chris Mayes

well done for making a big difference to a great cause Marie did you set a new PB ?


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Feb 24, 2020


Well done!


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Feb 23, 2020


Well done Marie xxxx


plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Feb 23, 2020

The Massey’s

Well done, great effort!


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Feb 23, 2020

Flo Patterson


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Feb 23, 2020


Congratulations Marie absolutely smashed it love Chris xx


plus £90.00 Gift Aid

Feb 23, 2020


Good luck Marie xoxo


Feb 22, 2020

The Steads xx

You’ll smash it Marie. Thanks for everything you do to support the fundraising. Love the Steads xx


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Feb 22, 2020

Mum and Tony

Good luck love Mum and Tony xx


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Feb 21, 2020

Stuart and Amy

Good luck! Well done for all your hard work training xxxx


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