A CHARITY golf day held in honour a brave football fan who died after a long battle with bone cancer has raised more than £12,500.

Family and friends gathered at Sand Martins Golf Club in Wokingham on Friday in memory of Tom Stead as part of their goal to raise £100,000 in his memory.

The young Royals supporter was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in March 2016 and died on Boxing Day 2017.

Dozens of players turned out for the charity matches and huge sums of money came pouring in with donations of raffle and auction prizes.

Graham Stead, Tom's father, said: "It was a really big success for the first year and we are hoping to do another one next year.

"It keeps his memory alive and we have raised over £62,000 for charity since January, so we are well ahead of out schedule.

"We thought it would take us five years or so to get to our goal and there are lots of other events in the pipeline."

The money will be split between Bone Cancer Research Trust and Kamrans Ward at The John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Young Tom, who passed his A-Level exams while undergoing chemotherapy, had been going to Reading FC matches since he was a young boy.

As he grew older, he would travel to both home and away fixtures with his friends and would sit in the East Stand of Madejski Stadium.