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In loving memory of Tom Stead

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[p]**Updated August 2019**[/p][p]Our initial target was to raise £100,000 (exc. gift Aid) over the coming years, which with so much amazing support has been achieved in a little over a year. Oxford Hospitals Charity has used their split of the donations to purchase 5x Philips Intellivue MX100 monitors which technically are far improved from the current monitors used, and importantly can travel with a child throughout the hospital so they wouldn’t need to be disconnected and reconnected to multiple machines, causing significantly less discomfort. Bone Cancer Research Trust have made significant research investments into Osteosarcoma with their split. [url=https://www.bcrt.org.uk/research/our-research-strategy]https://www.bcrt.org.uk/research/our-research-strategy[/url][/p][p]We have decided that from this point forward all future donations will be allocated 100% to Bone Cancer Research Trust to support as fully as we can their fight to fight a cure for Osteosarcoma and to support those who are impacted by it. [/p][p]Thank you all for your continued support[/p][p]xx[/p][p][br][/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. 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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Jan 31, 2020

Hilary and Mike

For the lovely rum cake!

£15.00

Jan 15, 2020

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Dec 21, 2019

Friend of a friend

Thinking of you Tom xx

£5.00

Dec 20, 2019

The Briands

A donation instead of Christmas cards this year. Love to all of you. xxx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Dec 20, 2019

Anonymous

A little donation in lieu of Christmas cards, with much love from the Booths

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Dec 18, 2019

Karen McCormick

We have decided not to send Christmas cards again this year and make this donation with our love and best wishes.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Dec 12, 2019

Grandma and Opa

As always, never out of our thoughts. XXX

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Dec 12, 2019

Opa

Tuesday & Friday golf £1's - Thanks Bryan, Bob, Barry, Glyn, John, Rick, David.

£111.00 plus £27.75 Gift Aid

Dec 5, 2019

TERESA PIKUL

£20.00

Dec 1, 2019

The Martin Family

Instead of buying Christmas cards and stamps this year I’d like to donate our money to Toms charity . Wishing his family peace and happiness I’ve never met you all but heard so much about Tom from my friend and Toms lovely god mother Coral . Xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Julie-Ann Dempster

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£1425.50