Chiltern to support Tom Stead Appeal
Posted by siteadmin on Monday 19th of February 2018. Comments
Chiltern Consultancy will be supporting Bone Cancer Research Trust
and The Kamrans Ward at the John Radcliffe Hospital in memory of Tom Stead
Tom sadly passed away in the early hours of Boxing Day 2017 after a brave battle against osteosarcoma,
(a rare form of bone cancer), aged just 19.
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.
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.
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. The Stead Family
Chiltern will be looking to raise funds at their golf day at The Oxfordshire Golf Club on Friday 15th June with a Beat the Pro Nearest the Pin Challenge, but even if you are not playing at the event, help us support this Fund by donating at the link below