A housebuilder has named a street in the Reading suburb of Emmer Green after a 13-year-old boy who died from brain cancer.

George Fox, from Barton-le-Clay in Bedfordshire, died in 2022 following a battle with glioblastoma.

An online appeal to raise money for his treatment abroad raised over £490,000 - but George's condition deteriorated before this could materialise.

Helen Cullip, managing director of Reading firm Bracknell Glass, got in touch with George's mother, Louise Fox, after reading of his death online.

The company supplies doors and windows to Vistry Homes, which is overseeing a development in Emmer Green Drive in Reading.

Having heard of George's story through Mrs Cullip, Vistry has decided to name a street on the development after the schoolboy.

The street has been formally christened 'Fox Crescent.'

Mrs Fox said: "It was such a lovely surprise to find out that there is to be a street named after our little boy. I would like to thank Helen for the idea and Vistry for making it happen.

"George, who was a kind, loving soul, would think having a street named after him was really funny and I know it would bring a smile to his face. It was great to visit Emmer Green Drive, to meet the Vistry team and to see exactly where Fox Crescent will be.

"For us, as a family, it is nice to know that there is a place that carries the name of our beloved son and will remind people of the courage he showed through all the surgery and chemotherapy and other treatments he endured without complaining."

Alix Laflin, marketing manager for Vistry's Thames Valley division, said: "It was utterly heartbreaking to hear about how George had fought so bravely against brain cancer until his short life was so tragically cut short.

"We were fully supportive of Helen's idea that George’s immense courage should be celebrated by naming a street in his honour at one of our developments, and our suggestion of 'Fox Crescent' at Emmer Green Drive has been given the green light by Reading Borough Council.

"We are more than happy to be able to do our bit to ensure that the name of George Fox lives on and that his family know that there is a street in Reading that honours his incredible bravery by carrying his name."