​During 2022, Stephen's family and friends are aiming to raise £30,000 for our life-saving research into osteosarcoma by hosting a red carpet Gala and climbing seven peaks.

Stephen was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2010 aged 18 and sadly passed away in March 2012 when he had just turned 20. Stephen’s devoted family and friends start their fundraising efforts by hosting ‘Stephen's 30 for 30 Gala’ to commemorate Stephen's 30th birthday and 10 years since his passing.

Stephen’s mum, Caroline, shared:

The only time we ever saw a break in his armour was when he asked his oncologist if there were any clinical trials he could take part in but he was informed that there was none. To have no hope as a 19 year old was devastating for Stephen, his family and friends.

2022 marks what would have been Stephen's 30th birthday. To commemorate this, his family and friends hope to raise 30k towards life-saving research into osteosarcoma, in the hope that, one day, others will not have their lives cut tragically short by this cruel disease.

Louise Everett, Community & Special Funds Fundraising Officer at the charity, said:

We are immensely grateful to Stephen’s family and friends who are fundraising this year to raise life-saving funds for our research. Their support makes our vital research possible, so we can find new and better treatments. Your support really does mean the world to us and more importantly to bone cancer patients and their families.

'Stephen's 30 for 30 Gala' will be on Saturday, February 12th, 2022, at Basil Sheils, Armagh. This red carpet Gala includes a sparkling drinks reception, 3 course evening meal and spectacular live entertainment. Click below to buy tickets or if you would like to support their event.

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To read more about Stephen's story and support their efforts to raise £30,000 in Stephen's memory, please visit their Just Giving page below.

Stephen's 30 for 30