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Warm tributes have been paid to Staffordshire teenager Stephen Sutton at Westminster today, after his funeral was held recently at Lichfield cathedral.
The 19-year-old raised more than £4m for cancer charities and inspired a nation, as he raised funds when completing his bucket list of things to do before he died.
His local MP, Michael Fabricant, raised his story in a question to the Church Commissioner Sir Tony Baldry MP.
Mr Fabricant said:
It's a shame that in this instance the Arch Bishop of Canterbury isn't in power to give sainthoods! But will my right honourable friend join me in congratulating the Dean of Lichfield Cathedral for seizing the moment...
...and taking advantage of the fact - in the best possible way - of this great out-feeling of passion and grief, that people in my constituency had over the great work and life of a 19-year-old who died of cancer.
Stephen Sutton's fundraising campaign for the Teenage Cancer Trust has raised £4 million for the charity, reaching four times his initial target.
Organisers at Download Festival have announced they will be renaming their main stage after Stephen Sutton.
Attending the rock festival was one of the items teenage cancer patient Stephen managed to tick off his bucket list before he died earlier this month.
Stephen - who inspired people to donate almost £4million through his blog detailing his battle with the disease - attended the festival last year.
A statement from Download bosses also revealed they will be pushing the fundraising drive at the event, which will be held at Donington Park from June 13 to 15.
At Download HQ, we were very sad to hear about Stephen Sutton's passing.
For those that don't know, Download Festival was one of the things on Stephen's bucket list and we were honoured to invite him along and have him with us at the festival last year.
In recognition of his epic fundraising efforts and for being an inspiration to us all, after speaking to his family, we've decided to name the main stage the Stephen Sutton Stage at this year’s festival. We’ll also be keeping the fund raising going at Download too.
Rock in Peace Stephen.
A charity fun day and football match is taking place today in memory of Stephen Sutton, the teenager from Staffordshire inspired the nation with his fundraising efforts while battling bowel cancer.
The 19-year-old from Burntwood in Staffordshire lost his fight to cancer earlier this week. Today the fun day at the town's Rugby Club aims to raise as much money as it can for the Teenage Cancer Trust, which Stephen has now raised more than £3.5 million for.
There are calls for Stephen Sutton to be added to Birmingham's Broad Street Walk of Stars. It is just one of many ideas being put forward to help remember the 19-year old who died yesterday morning.
Hours after his death, the total amount of money Stephen Sutton had raised for the Teenage Cancer Trust kept climbing. It is now at almost £3.7 million.
The managing director of Birmingham's Walk of Stars says he has been inundated with calls to give Stephen Sutton a star. The 19-year-old teenager died yesterday morning. By yesterday evening the total amount he had raised for the Teenage Cancer Trust had reached more than £3.5million pounds.
Mike Olley, the manager of Broad Street says Stephen Sutton is now being considered for a star on the Broad Street walk of stars. It comes after he was 'absolutely inundated' by people asking for a star to be put down in Stephen's memory.
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