FRIENDS and family came together to raise cash at a golf day in memory of a teenager who sadly died from cancer on Boxing Day.

Wokingham resident Tom Stead, a loyal Reading FC fan, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, in March 2016.

Following Tom’s death, his family have continuously campaigned to raise awareness of the condition as well as cash towards vital research.

Last week, scores of people took part in a charity golf day at Sand Martins Golf Club in Finchampstead.

Tom, 19, was a keen golfer and even captained the junior section of his golf club as best could while receiving chemotherapy.

Guests were treated to coffee and bacon rolls on arrival before the 18-hole shotgun game teed off at 8.30am.

Proceeds from Friday’s will be donated to Bone Cancer Research Trust and to Kamran’s Ward at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Young Tom’s family have already raised more than £45,000.

Their aim is to reach £100,000 by the end of the year.

The family has received support from Reading FC stars past and present, including current club captain Paul McShane and former skipper and fans’ favourite Jem Karacan.