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In loving memory of Tom Stead

37 fundraisers

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Total raised so far £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

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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Supporters

17-Dec-2018

Lucy Marshall-Smith and Maya Geddes

Donation from stall held by Lucy Marshall-Smith and Maya Geddes at Nine Mile Ride School Christmas Fair.

£25.00

17-Dec-2018

Anonymous

Donation from a couple of colleagues.

£10.00

09-Dec-2018

Grandma and Opa

Shining a star for Tom.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

07-Dec-2018

OPA

My golf winnings for the year from the Tuesday & Friday '£1' games.

£75.00 plus £18.75 Gift Aid

25-Nov-2018

Graham Jane Olly Max and Will

21st November 1998 - the day Tom entered our lives. 20 years later we remember him and all of the great memories he gave us. Thumbs Up Tom

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

14-Nov-2018

Liaise Loddon

On behalf of everyone at Liaise Loddon for such a worthwhile cause.

£200.00

14-Oct-2018

Anonymous

Today was going to be the Mums Vs Boys Charity Football at Finchampstead Football Club, but we had to cancel because of the weather. Couldn't let the fantastic cakes that Wendy made go to waste so we sold them up at St James Church. Thanks everyone

£130.00

19-Sep-2018

Anonymous

With much love from Sharon and Debs as per Penny Booths birthday gift wishes x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

17-Sep-2018

Hilary G

With love from a friend of Penny Booth's.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

16-Sep-2018

The Perry Family

In lieu of a gift for Penny Booth’s 50th birthday.

Julie-Ann Dempster

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£1425.50