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In loving memory of Tom Stead

33 fundraisers

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Story

[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. 75% of the money raised will be donated to Bone Cancer Research Trust, and 25% to Kamrans Ward (Oxford Hospitals Charity Ward 0088) which do such a fantastic job treating and caring for children with cancer. It is our aim to raise £100,000 over the coming years in memory of Tom. Please give generously.[/p][p]The Stead Family xx[/p]

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Bone Cancer Research Trust

Bone Cancer Research Trust

Oxford Hospitals Charity

Oxford Hospitals Charity

Supporters

09-Jul-2018

Anonymous

£15.00

02-Jul-2018

Grandma

Liza Adams, Osteopath, Bridport wanted to send her support

£49.00

25-Jun-2018

Anonymous

On behalf of all those that took part in the Bake Off competition at Leighton Park School.

£230.00

18-Jun-2018

Frank Thompson

Chiltern Consultancy Magic Circle hole at recent Golf Day at the Oxfordshire Golf Club

£500.00

11-Jun-2018

Heather and Leyla - Bridport

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

10-Jun-2018

Ali Davies

Thank you Team Bones for allowing me to tag along in the peloton and draft off all your efforts..! Such a lovely team raising money for a fantastic cause.. London to Paris 2018. Well done guys..!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

10-Jun-2018

The Harris Family - Wales

Tom was an inspiration to us all and is in our thoughts and prayers.

£150.00 plus £37.50 Gift Aid

04-Jun-2018

Anonymous

Good luck Jon and enjoy

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

02-Jun-2018

John and Janet

Roy Wood wanted to send a message of support

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

12-May-2018

Muddy Kirsty

Just completed the Pretty Muddy 5k in Norwich. Thank you Tom. Started running because of you and I'm not going to stop! Big love to all you Steadies xxxxx

£250.00 plus £62.50 Gift Aid

Julie-Ann Dempster

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£1425.50

Charlie Massey

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£440.00