Comic's twitter push for teen cancer sufferer's campaign

The comedian Jason Manford, who has been supporting teenager cancer sufferer Stephen Sutton in his attempt to raise £1m for the Teenage Cancer Trust, has urged his followers on Twitter to boost the total to £2m.

Stephen, who is 19 and has terminal bowel cancer, had it confirmed that he'd reached his £1m target earlier today. His initial target was just £10,000.


Let's not stop now! That 2 million make is in easy reach! Stephen gave us his 'sat thumbs up' lets give him one back


At the time of writing, the total on Stephen's Just Giving page was £1,193,753.22 and more than 42,500 people have donated.

Jason Manford's appeal has generated lots of responses, with people tweeting him their "thumbs-up" pictures.

Jason Manford has spoken to ITV News, and revealed that he had first met Stephen at a gig he'd done for the Teenage Cancer Trust with a group of other young people. The comic said he he heard about Stephen's fundraising drive just a day ago.